During the Christmas period of 2017, China’s National People’s Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) passed the motion to approve the highly controversial co-location plan at the West Kowloon Station for the Hong Kong-Shenzhen-Guangzhou Express Rail Link. Despite various political figures declaring that the co-location plan violates the “One Country-Two Systems” agreement as sanctified by first the Sino-British Joint Declaration in regards to Hong Kong and then China-approved Basic Law (Hong Kong’s pseudo-constitutional document), the Chinese regime insists that the co-location plan will and must take place regardless of objections.
When questioned by Hong Kong media on what legal basis did the NPCSC made the decision for Hong Kong, Li Fei, Hong Kong SAR Basic Law Committee Chairman and Deputy Secretary-General of the NPCSC, declared that the NPCSC’s decision alone is legally suffice and that its word is final and binding, despite not able to name one specific article in Hong Kong’s constitutional Basic Law to legitimise his claims except Article 20 which states:
“The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region may enjoy other powers granted to it by the National People's Congress, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress or the Central People's Government.”
Essentially, what China is claiming through the Hong Kong Basic Law Article 20 is that the NPCSC in its authority is granting the HKSAR regime the authority to grant the Chinese regime absolute power over decisions for the West Kowloon Hong Kong-Shenzhen-Guangzhou Express Rail Link and complete jurisdiction once the station and railway becomes operational. However, the following Article 22 also dictates that no Chinese authorities may interfere in Hong Kong domestic affairs, of which the West Kowloon Station constitutes. However, China and its HKSAR regime henchmen is circumventing this part of the Article 22 by inciting the clause in the same article that says：
“.. they must obtain the consent of the government of the Region and the approval of the Central People's Government.”
In effect, China and its HKSAR underlings are creating a circular argument that says it has the authority to grant HKSAR regime the authority to assert China’s authority in Hong Kong. When questioned over China’s illegal assertion of authority in Hong Kong, the former Secretary of Justice and Deputy Director of the HKSAR Basic Law Committee Elsie Leung rejects the accusation that this is an illegal interpretation of the Basic Law or that this is an illegal addition to the Basic Law without due process or the abusive use of Annex III of the Basic Law, instead she claims that the NPCSC has the judicial right to declare what is constitutionally legal as the body was responsible for approving Hong Kong’s Basic Law. Using a football match as metaphor, China is not only the football player but also the Umpire and Tribunal.
For those who may not understand what this co-location plan is about, what it means is that China will forcibly insert a bullet train rail line directly into West Kowloon of Hong Kong, there the Chinese will assert their laws within the vicinity of the China operated border control where it will hold supreme and totally overriding Hong Kong’s legal jurisdiction, where Hong Kongers inside China’s jurisdiction looses all rights and protection guaranteed under Hong Kong’s legal system. This violates the Sino-British Joint Declaration that stipulates Hong Kong will continue to enjoy the social system prior to 1997 and China cannot assert is socialist system upon Hong Kong.
The anti-China factions in Hong Kong have portrayed this as secession of Hong Kong territory to China’s direct control akin to the British and French Concessions in Shanghai where the Qing authorities had no say at all. However, the imagery of a long object penetrating Hong Kong’s borders against the latter’s will, where the latter has no control over its body and denied all rights to object, conjures something else: rape.
This is clearly another rape of Hong Kong.