USA, Australia, UK and Canada urged China to abide by the Declaration on Hong Kong

The foreign Ministers of UK, Australia, Canada and the United States Secretary of state made a joint statement about the national security law of Hong Kong, this was reported by the website of the UK government on 28 may.

Signatories to the statement, the Ministers concerned by the decision of Beijing to enact a law that reduces the independence of Hong Kong.

“Hong Kong has flourished as a Bastion of freedom. The international community has a significant and long-standing interest in the prosperity and stability of Hong Kong. The imposition of Beijing by the authorities of the national security laws of Hong Kong will limit the freedom of the people of Hong Kong would undermine the autonomy of the country and system that made it so prosperous,” – noted in a joint statement.

China’s decision to impose on Hong Kong the new law is contrary to international obligations, which were stated in the Declaration during the transfer of Hong Kong to China. The proposed law would undermine the structure of “one country, two systems”, stressed the foreign Ministers of the four countries.

They urged the PRC to collaborate with the people of Hong Kong and to fulfil the commitments of the UN.

28 may Chinese Assembly of people’s representatives approved the national security law of Hong Kong. This document will give Beijing more powers to combat separatism, Subversion, terrorism and conspiring with foreign influence on autonomy.

Hong Kong – a separate administrative region within China. Britain handed control of Hong Kong to China in 1997. According to the Sino-British joint Declaration and the basic law of Hong Kong, the territory granted broad autonomy until 2047 under the formula “one country, two systems”. It guarantees freedoms that are not enjoyed in China.

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