- Kenzzz_chLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region shall enact laws on its ownto prohibit any act of treason, secession, sedition, subversion againstthe Central People's Government, or theft of state secrets, to prohibitforeign political organizations or bodies from conducting politicalactivities in the Region, and to prohibit political organizations orbodies of the Region from establishing ties with foreign politicalorganizations or bodies.
Hence, normal citizens would never contravene Art.23. The Article places a duty ONLY on the government to enact laws to prohibit treason and succession etc. If the government do not do so within a reasonable time, it may incur the wrath of the Central People's Government, but I guess it's too early to speculate on other consequences.
If you are referring to the legislation enacted pursuant to Art. 23, the commission of an offence would lead to criminal sanctions such as imprisonment, but, since the law has not in fact been enacted, nobody would be able to tell you the exact penalty.