Sergey Labrutto: RIA Novosti
US pressure on China due to the bill about national security in Hong Kong is unprecedented. This was stated by the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov, reports RIA Novosti.
According to the head of the Russian foreign Ministry, Washington’s statement about Hong Kong is permeated with “a sense of superiority and permissiveness”. He noted that the United States has arrogated to itself the right to put all assessments and requirements that relate to their interests. The representative of Moscow added that the legislation of Hong Kong is an internal affair of China.
22 may it was reported that the Chinese authorities consider the law on state security Hong Kong — with the help of it they will be able to strengthen control over the region. The act includes a strict ban on separatist activities and the requirement to report regularly to the Central government of the PRC. Britain, which until 1997 ran the Hong Kong and urged China to respect the autonomy of the region, and the United States called the bill disastrous decision.
Hong Kong returned to China in 1997. According to the joint Declaration of China and Hong Kong was promised broad autonomy for 50 years. Due to this status in Hong Kong enjoyed a special relationship with the United States.
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