Chinanews.com, August 11th. According to the website of the Chinese Embassy in the UK, the British Foreign Secretary, together with the foreign ministers of the United States, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, issued a so-called "joint statement", making irresponsible remarks on the Hong Kong National Security Act and the Hong Kong Legislative Council election and once again grossly interfered Hong Kong affairs and China's internal affairs. China expresses its strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to this and calls on countries such as the United Kingdom not to make mistakes again and again.
Screenshot of the website of the Chinese Embassy in the UK.
A reporter asked: On August 9, the British Foreign Secretary and the Foreign Ministers of the United States, Australia, Canada and New Zealand issued a joint statement expressing concern about Hong Kong’s implementation of the National Security Law, the postponement of the Legislative Council election, and the disqualification of relevant candidates. The fundamental rights and freedoms undermined the democratic process in Hong Kong, and called on the Hong Kong government to hold elections as soon as possible and restore the qualifications of relevant candidates. What's the comment of the Chinese Embassy?
The embassy spokesperson said that the British Foreign Secretary and the foreign ministers of the United States, Australia, Canada and New Zealand issued the so-called "joint statement" to make irresponsible remarks on the Hong Kong National Security Act and the election of the Hong Kong Legislative Council, once again grossly interfering in Hong Kong affairs and China's internal affairs. China expresses strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to this.
The Hong Kong National Security Law fills up the long-standing legal loopholes in Hong Kong. The implementation of this law is conducive to guaranteeing "one country, two systems" and the long-term stability of Hong Kong, and is conducive to protecting the rights and freedom of Hong Kong people. It has received broad support from Hong Kong people and the international community. In the face of a severe epidemic, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government decided to postpone the election of the 7th Legislative Council. This is a legitimate move to protect the lives and health of Hong Kong people. It is also a necessary move to ensure the safety, fairness and fairness of the Legislative Council elections. Common measures taken by countries and regions. The United Kingdom announced in March this year that the local elections originally scheduled for May 7 were postponed due to the epidemic; now it has groundlessly accused the Hong Kong SAR government of postponing the Legislative Council elections, which is a naked "double standard." At the same time, in accordance with the Basic Law, the Hong Kong National Security Law and the Hong Kong Election Law, the Hong Kong Returning Officer has made a decision to invalidate the nomination of relevant persons for election to the Legislative Council, which is legal and compliant and beyond reproach. As in Britain, anyone who refuses to be loyal to the Queen will not be able to become a member of Parliament.
It should also be pointed out that the core essence of the Sino-British Joint Declaration is that China resumes the exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong. After the return of Hong Kong, the provisions of the Joint Declaration involving the British side have been fulfilled. China will never accept any foreign excuses for the "Joint Declaration" to interfere in China's internal affairs.
China once again urges Britain and other countries to abide by the international law of non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries and the basic norms of international relations, and immediately stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs and China's internal affairs in any way. Don't make mistakes again and again, or you will suffer the consequences.