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Embassy Spokesperson's Remarks on the UK's Suspension of the Extradition Treaty with Hong Kong and the Extension of the Arms Embargo to Hong Kong
2020/07/21

Question: This afternoon, UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announced at the House of Commons that the UK will suspend the extradition treaty with Hong Kong immediately and indefinitely and extend the arms embargo to Hong Kong. What is the comment of the Chinese Embassy?

Embassy Spokesperson: Recently the UK has repeatedly made wrong remarks on the National Security Law for Hong Kong SAR to interfere in Hong Kong affairs, which are internal affairs of China. The Chinese side has lodged solemn representations to the UK side on many occasions to express our grave concern and strong opposition.

Now the UK side has gone even further down the wrong road in disregard of China’s solemn position and repeated representations. It once again contravened international law and the basic norms governing international relations and blatantly interfered in China’s internal affairs in an attempt to disrupt the implementation of the National Security Law for Hong Kong SAR and undermine the city’s prosperity and stability. The Chinese side strongly condemns and firmly opposes this.

The Chinese Government remains unwavering in its resolve to implement the National Security Law for Hong Kong SAR, to safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interest, and to oppose external interference. China will firmly fight back at any move that interferes in its internal affairs.

The National Security Law for Hong Kong SAR is an anchor for the steady and sustained implementation of “One Country, Two Systems” and for the long-term security, prosperity and stability in Hong Kong. This Law will make Hong Kong a safer, better and more prosperous place. We are full of confidence in the bright future of Hong Kong SAR. Any attempt to pressurize China and obstruct the implementation of this Law will meet the strong opposition of 1.4 billion Chinese people, including Hong Kong compatriots, and such attempt is doomed to failure.

China urges the UK side to immediately stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs, which are China’s internal affairs, in any form. The UK will bear the consequences if it insists on going down the wrong road.

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