The spokesperson for the Commissioner’s Office of the Chinese Foreign Ministry in the HKSAR strongly disapproved and firmly rejected US White House’s extension of the so-called “national emergency with respect to Hong Kong”, which interfered in China’s internal affairs and Hong Kong affairs, and grossly trampled on the principles of international law and the basic norms governing international relations.
The spokesperson said that the US side has repeated the old trick of abusing the concept of national security to link Hong Kong to US’s “national emergency”, falsely accused the “situation in Hong Kong” of posing a threat to US’s national security, and continued to impose unilateral sanctions on Hong Kong on the basis of US’s domestic laws. By doing so, the US has turned a blind eye to international principles and moral justice. The extension of the so-called “national emergency” shows the frustration and “paper tiger” nature of the US side after it failed to disrupt Hong Kong and use Hong Kong to contain China. It will only make the world see more clearly how egoistic, bottomless and hegemonic the US is!
The spokesperson pointed out that the Chinese Central Government adheres to the principles of “one country, two systems”, “Hong Kong people administering Hong Kong”, and “Hong Kong enjoying a high degree of autonomy”, and it also upholds the unity of the Central Government’s overall jurisdiction over the HKSAR and Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy. Under the National Security Law for the HKSAR and the new electoral system, the new HKSAR Government and all Hong Kong social sectors are forging ahead to write a new chapter in good governance. With the continuous progress of Chinese-style modernization, a Hong Kong that is more promising and united, will create new success by integrating itself into the overall national development.
The spokesperson stressed that lies will always be lies, and unilateral sanctions are all pieces of waste paper. The historical trend of Hong Kong’s good governance and prosperity is irreversible, and the sustained success of “one country, two systems” is unstoppable. This year is the 26th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the motherland. Long gone are the days when external forces could hectoringly point a finger at Hong Kong affairs and China’s affairs. Long gone are the days when others could use pressure and sanctions to force us to tolerate the damage of our national sovereignty, security, and development interests. We urge the US side to immediately stop the self-humiliating political farce, stop its wishful thinking of “using Hong Kong to curb China”, and not go further down the wrong path!