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China rebuked the United States due to the appeal to the UN Security Council on the question of the status of Hong Kong after the adoption of the new law. The words of the representative of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of China Zhao Lijiang are presented on the portal Sina.
According to the diplomat, the United States by such actions grossly interfere in the internal Affairs of China. “We urge the U.S. to immediately stop this political manipulation,” said Zhao. His words refer to the desire of Americans to discuss at an international court the situation around the Autonomous city, Russia and China opposed this.
Previously, the national people’s Congress the national people’s Congress (NPC) decided to adopt a resolution on the development of national security law in Hong Kong. According to the document, the resonant draft law will be developed by the standing Committee of the national people’s Congress without the participation of the Parliament of Hong Kong and included in its fundamental law. Presumably, this could happen as early as August 2020.
With new law Beijing will tighten control over the region, as it includes a strict ban on separatist activities. At the same time in Hong Kong and some other countries is concern for the new rules threaten the established paradigm of “one country, two systems”.
Supporters of the bill claim that it will protect the Chinese state from terrorism and foreign interventions, to strengthen national security.
Before that, the US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo told Congress that Hong Kong lost the Autonomous status from China. In his opinion, the new law Beijing allegedly violated provisions of the joint Declaration of China and Britain, 1997, pursuant to which Hong Kong after returning from lease 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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