China News Agency, São Paulo, June 6 (Reporter Mo Chengxiong) Chinese Ambassador to Brazil Yang Wanming said on the 5th local time that Hong Kong’s national security legislation aims to improve the legal system and enforcement mechanism of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region from the national level to maintain national security. Very few organizations carry out terrorist activities and seriously endanger national security. They protect the legitimate rights and freedoms of the general public in Hong Kong. They do not affect the "one country, two systems" system and Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy. They do not affect the rights and freedoms of Hong Kong residents and foreign investment. The legitimate rights and interests of Hong Kong in Hong Kong.
Yang Wanming made the same statement with the mainstream Brazilian think tank and media on the theme of "interpreting the spirit of the two sessions of China and condensing the consensus on cooperation between China and Brazil".
Yang Wanming said that since its return to the motherland in 1999, Hong Kong has maintained prosperity and stability, and has been rated as one of the world’s freest economies and the most internationally competitive regions for many consecutive years. However, in recent years, the violent terrorist activities of "Hong Kong independence" have been escalating. The deep illegal intervention of Hong Kong affairs by external forces has caused serious harm to China's national security. It has also posed a huge threat to Hong Kong's prosperity and stability and the promotion of "one country, two systems." It is imperative to establish and improve Hong Kong’s legal system and enforcement mechanism for safeguarding national security.
Yang Wanming said that national security is the basic prerequisite for the country's survival and development. No country will allow activities to split the country and endanger national security on its own territory. Hong Kong is a local special administrative region directly under the Central Government of China. The Central Government has the greatest and ultimate responsibility for maintaining its national security and is also China’s internal affairs. The National People’s Congress of China made a decision on the establishment and improvement of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’s legal system and enforcement mechanism for safeguarding national security. This is because the National People’s Congress of China exercises the powers conferred by the Chinese Constitution to make up for the lack of national security legislation in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in order to better Implement "One Country, Two Systems" and maintain Hong Kong's long-term stability and prosperity.
Yang Wanming emphasized that Hong Kong affairs are purely China's internal affairs. No foreign country has the right to interfere in this, nor should it interfere. The United States has intervened violently in Hong Kong’s national security legislation, seriously interfered in China’s internal affairs, and undermined Sino-US relations. It completely violated international law and the basic norms of international relations and was doomed to failure. The Chinese government's determination to safeguard national sovereignty, security, and development interests is unswerving, its determination to implement the "one country, two systems" policy, and its determination to oppose any external forces' illegal intervention in Hong Kong's affairs is unswerving.
More than 90 people such as Brazil International Relations Research Center, Vargas Foundation, Institute of Applied Economics and other think tank experts, Brasilia University, Sao Paulo State University, Rio State University and other academics have conducted online communication. More than 20 media reporters including Brazil Global Group and São Paulo participated in the connection. (Finish)