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HK Commissioner Office urges countries to stop meddling with HK affairs

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Added On May 24, 2020

The Office of the Commissioner of the Chinese Foreign Ministry in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) has urged relevant countries to respect China's sovereignty and security, and stop meddling with Hong Kong affairs and China's internal affairs as a whole.

After it was announced that establishing and improving the legal system and enforcement mechanisms for the HKSAR to safeguard national security would be on the agenda of the third session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC), some countries have lashed out with furious accusations and even threats.
 
The spokesperson of the commissioner's office refuted and firmly opposed such unwarranted remarks on Saturday.
 
The spokesperson said that in recent years, some external forces have colluded with the anti-China troublemakers in Hong Kong, openly meddled with Hong Kong affairs. 
 
Such attempts have posed a grave challenge to the red line of the "one country, two systems" principle and an imminent threat to China's national security, and must be prevented, prohibited and punished in accordance with the law.
 
The spokesperson pointed out that the NPC draft decision targets only attempts at secession, subversion, terrorism and external interference in Hong Kong affairs.
 
The "one country, two systems" policy and the high degree of autonomy of the HKSAR will remain unchanged, and the interests of Hong Kong citizens and foreign investors in Hong Kong will continue to be protected under the law.
 
When national security is safeguarded, both "one country, two systems" and Hong Kong will embrace brighter prospects, which is also in the common interests of the international community.
 
The spokesperson reiterated that a country is simply exercising its sovereignty and legitimate right in safeguarding national security, and that enacting national security legislation falls within the state's legislative power. It is typical double standard and gangster logic when some countries persistently obstruct China's efforts to uphold sovereignty and security even as they make a generalization of the "national security" concept at home.
 
The spokesperson urged relevant countries to respect China's sovereignty, abide by international law and basic norms governing international relations, and stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs, which are purely China's internal affairs.