Spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in the European Union: The EU should respect China’s legitimate right to safeguard its sovereignty and security

On the 30th local time, a spokesperson for the Chinese Embassy in the European Union responded to reporters’ questions regarding the European Union’s position on Hong Kong’s national security laws.

Q: On the 30th, the European side issued a comment on the National People’s Congress Standing Committee meeting to pass the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’s National Security Law, saying that the relevant legislation will harm Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy and judicial independence With regard to the rule of law, its legislative procedures and contents violate the Hong Kong Basic Law and China’s international commitments. What is China’s comment?

Answer: The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress formulates the Hong Kong National Security Law and lists it in Annex III of the Hong Kong Basic Law, which is announced and implemented by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region locally. This is "one country, two systems" Practicing a landmark event will fully and accurately implement the "One Country, Two Systems" policy, effectively safeguard national sovereignty, security, and development interests, effectively safeguard the constitutional order of the Special Administrative Region established by the Constitution and the Basic Law, maintain Hong Kong's long-term prosperity and stability, and ensure "One country, two systems" is stable and far-reaching, and provides a strong institutional guarantee. Hong Kong will also usher in an opportunity to turn chaos into governance and return to the right track.

Hong Kong’s National Security Law adheres to the principle of “one country” while taking into account the differences between the “two systems”. The composition and penalties of the four crimes that seriously endanger national security Clearly stipulating and establishing and improving the execution mechanism for safeguarding national security from the two levels of the Central Government and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is fully in line with the "One Country, Two Systems" policy, the Constitution and the Hong Kong Basic Law, and is a major measure to improve the "One Country, Two Systems" system. For those few people who endanger national security, this law is a high-hanging sword; for the vast majority of Hong Kong residents, including foreigners in Hong Kong, this law is to protect their rights, freedom and tranquility The "guardian deity" of life. This law will enable Hong Kong to have a more complete legal system, a more stable social order, a better rule of law and a business environment.

The Chinese government’s determination to safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interests is unswerving, the determination to implement the "one country, two systems" policy is unswerving, and the determination to oppose any external forces to intervene in Hong Kong affairs is unswerving. China demands that the EU respect the Hong Kong National Security Law formulated by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of China in accordance with the "One Country, Two Systems" principle, in accordance with the Constitution and the Basic Law, respect China's legitimate rights to safeguard its sovereignty and security, and stop interfering in China's internal affairs. (Headquarters reporter Zou Heyi)

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