The spokesperson for the Commissioner’s Office of the Chinese Foreign Ministry in the HKSAR strongly disapproved and firmly rejected the statement issued by chairs of the US Congressional-Executive Commission on China, who interfered into the trial of the Hong Kong 47 case, discredited the National Security Law for the HKSAR, sugarcoated anti-China elements in Hong Kong, and clamored for sanctions against prosecutors and other officials of the SAR. We urge relevant US politicians to immediately stop interfering into Hong Kong’s judiciary.
The spokesperson said that the anti-China forces used so-called “primaries” to fabricate misleading public opinion in a bid to seize control of the Legislative Council, cripple the SAR Government, and pressure the Central Government and the SAR Government. Their behavior was not to organize an opinion poll, but to challenge the constitutional order of the HKSAR, which was a serious damage to Hong Kong’s electoral system, and is suspected of violating the national security law. The judiciary of the SAR handles cases impartially in strict accordance with laws and legal procedures and it brooks no reproach. US politicians trampled on the law and justice, interfered into the judicial proceedings of the SAR, and attempted to intimidate SAR prosecutors with illegal unilateral sanctions. Their sinister intention has long been seen through!
The spokesperson pointed out that under the national security law, public order in Hong Kong has been restored, the principle of the rule of law upheld, and development back on track. Rights and freedoms of Hong Kong residents as prescribed by the provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights as applied to Hong Kong are fully protected. However, the situation in the United States is the opposite. The US has a bad record of human rights, such as systemic racism, growing disparity between the rich and the poor, and more intense gun violence and drug abuse issues. What’s more, it grossly interferes into others’ internal affairs, engages in subversion and infiltration, and arbitrarily imposes unilateral sanctions and long-arm jurisdiction upon others. The US is the biggest disruptive force in the world and exploits its hegemonic power to erode the international rule of law. It is in no position to point a finger at others.
The spokesperson stressed that no external intervention could change the determination of the HKSAR to enforce laws impartially or the resolve of the Chinese side to safeguard national security. We urge US politicians to immediately stop wading into Hong Kong affairs, not to stand on the opposite side of justice and the rule of law, and not to stand against the 1.4 billion Chinese people!