Films cleared by Hong Kong’s official movie censors might be illegal anyway. If that sounds odd, just remember that under the NatSec regime, anything might be illegal anyway. Indeed, the NatSec Law could easily have been named the ‘It Might Be Illegal Anyway Law’ if the drafters hadn’t been in a rush. For example, there’s no law against holding a primary election or putting stickers on your door – but it might be illegal anyway. It might be terrorism! It’s good to have this sort of thing cleared up.
Your next question will probably be: Why do we still need the Film Censorship Authority?
The best way of answering this is to look at how the government as a whole still actually requires some non-NatSec functions. So under the new system, the (ex-cop) Chief Secretary will focus on NatSec, but will delegate authority over non-NatSec trivia (the economy, housing, old folks, ethnic minorities, etc) to the Chief Executive and her policy secretaries in their spare time (‘perhaps I will continue to work on them’) when they’re not taking his NatSec orders. Similarly, the NatSec Police’s cinema-censorship officers will focus on ensuring that foreign, splittist, non-patriotic ideas – stickers, say – are eliminated from our screens, but will leave the FCA to stop kiddies from seeing women’s boobs.
It’s all very simple once you understand.