From the position of US President Donald Trump to an informal discussion before the UN Security Council, international pressure is mounting on Beijing and its controversial security legislation being introduced in Hong Kong.
China faces an international cry on Friday, May 29, because of its desire to introduce its national security legislation in Hong Kong.
The United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia are leading the project against the project, which plans to punish separatist, “terrorist” activities, subversion or even foreign involvement in Chinese autonomous territory.
These four countries believe this is a disguised way to confuse the Hong Kong opposition and cut corners in the former British colony. What China firmly denies.
This law comes after the monster protested in Hong Kong in 2019 against the influence of Beijing, characterized by acts of violence, and which has strengthened a once-marginal independence movement.
China has criticized the Americans for adding fuel to the fire by publicly supporting the protesters. She also accused radical protesters of carrying out “terrorist” activities.
According to the concept of “One country, two systems”, Hong Kong has enjoyed broad autonomy, freedom of expression and independent justice since its surrender to China in 1997. The National Security Bill, which got the approval in Beijing of the national parliament, completely acquired by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), does it question Hong Kong’s autonomy?
Yes, according to the United States and the United Kingdom, which received the organization, on Friday for an informal discussion at the UN Security Council, in camera and through video conference, AFP sources said diplomatically.
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In a joint press release, Canada and Australia accused Beijing of violating its obligations to Hong Kong and its 7 million people.They expressed “deep concern” for the law, which “would limit the freedom of the population” and “would erode (…) dramatically autonomy” and the system that made it so prosperous “.
In a context of strong tensions in Beijing and Washington (Covid-19, Uighurs, Taiwan …), US President Donald Trump announced Friday a press conference in which he must announce “what to do vis-à-vis China “. According to his master diplomat MikePompeo, he was able to attack Chinese students in the United States.
The vote in the Chinese parliament on Thursday came hours after Washington revoked the special status granted to Hong Kong, paving the way for the abolition of US trade privileges granted to autonomous territory.
MikePompeoa justified this decision by saying that China no longer gives the territory its “high degree of autonomy” as promised in the Sino-British agreement signed before the surrender.
The “Constitutional Law”, the ministry which has chaired Hong Kong affairs since 1997, obliges the Hong Kong authorities to introduce national security legislation.
But an initiative in this direction in 2003 had brought great demonstrations and the project was then put under the rug.
Beijing is now losing patience and is therefore preparing to introduce legislation and considers itself in good standing in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution.
Surprisingly, the Chinese media welcomed the green light that went to the law on Friday and said it would serve the territory’s stability and autonomy.
The law, however, led to screams in Hong Kong within the opposition movement for democracy.
“It’s the end of Hong Kong,” said Claudia Mo, a member of the Legislative Council, AFP, saying that Beijing “removes them from [leur] Soul”.