(Clearwisdom.net) According to a Mingpao report on December 20, 2002, a survey revealed that 80% of the surveyed journalists expressed their view that should the Hong Kong government pass the proposed Article 23, freedom of press and speech would be affected.

Hong Kong Journalists Association interviewed over 630 journalists in their survey, and 60% of those interviewed claim that there is no need for the enactment of Article 23 of the Basic Law, and 80% believe that should the enactment be passed, it would affect the freedom of press and speech in Hong Kong.

70% of the interviewees expressed the view that the government should have published the "White Bill" first, then the "Blue Bill" after consultation with the general public.