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Commissioner’s Office: Hong Kong’s rule of law shall not be trampled on
2024-05-31 16:56

The spokesperson of the Commissioner’s Office of the Chinese Foreign Ministry in the HKSAR expressed strong disapproval and firm opposition to the statements made by UK Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan, the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the US Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) about the Hong Kong High Court's verdict on the "conspiracy to commit subversion" case. They slandered the rule of law, democracy and freedom in Hong Kong, and even clamoredfor sanctioning the judges and prosecutors handling the case. The spokesperson stressed that:

First, under the constitutional order of Chinas Constitution and Hong Kongs Basic Law, there has never been a so-called universal primaryprocedure in Hong Kong's electoral system, and the so-called "primary" does not have any legal basis. Anti-Chinese elements involved in the case manipulated Hong Kong elections through the illegal "primary" and undermined the fairness of elections, which trampled on the spirit of democracy. With the purpose to paralyze the SAR Government and subvert state power, the so-called "primary" is not the exercise of democratic rights at all, but an act that endanger national security. No country will allow such an act.

Second, Hong Kong is a society governed by the rule of law, and the standard of its rule of law is recognized by the international community. The courts of the SAR hear cases independently in accordance with law, safeguard national security according to law, and punish actsthat endanger national security based on law. The procedures are fair, open, lawful, justifiable and beyond reproach. The Chinese Central Government firmly supports the SAR in fulfilling its main responsibility of safeguarding national security.

Third, a few countries do not reflect on whether their national security laws infringe on human rights and freedom, but make groundless accusations against Hong Kong judiciarys impartial implementation of the national security law. They do not face up to the acts of anti-China elements in Hong Kong conspiring to subvert state power, but clamor for sanctions, pressure and coercion against Hong Kong and attempt to undermine the rule of law in Hong Kong. Their sinister intention for disrupting Hong Kong and China is laid bare. We urgecertain countries to abide by the principles of international law and the basic norms governing international relations, abandon hypocrisy and double-dealer behaviors, stop using Hong Kong to curb China, andstop interfering in Hong Kong's affairs and China's internal affairs by any means!