Hong Kong Prohibition of Masking Regulations
Hong Kong Chief Executive Lin Zhengyue announced on the afternoon of the 4th that the special administrative meeting held in the morning decided to cite the “Emergency Law” and enacted the “Forbidden Mask Law” to prevent the violence in Hong Kong from becoming more and more serious. The law will take effect at 0:00 on the 5th. According to the “Forbidden Mask Act”, anyone who violates the law is liable to imprisonment for one year and a fine of 25,000 Hong Kong dollars. The law also has some exemptions. Lin Zhengyue particularly stressed that citing the “Emergency Law” does not mean that Hong Kong is in a state of emergency. The Government has not announced that Hong Kong has entered a state of emergency.