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Joint Statement of the United States, Canada, Britain and Australia on Hong Kong

Joint Statement of the United States, Canada, Britain and Australia on Hong Kong

As the Chinese Communist Party authorities prepare to implement Chinese national security laws featuring no judicial independence in Hong Kong, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia issued a joint statement on Hong Kong on May 28. The statement said that

The underwriter of this statement repeat our deep concern about Beijing's decision to implement the National Security Law in Hong Kong .

Hong Kong prospered as a bastion of freedom. The international community has significant and long-term interests in Hong Kong's prosperity and stability. The Beijing authorities do not pass Hong Kong's own institutions in accordance with the provisions of Article 23 of the Hong Kong Basic Law, but directly to Hong Kong The implementation of national security legislation will weaken the freedom of the people of Hong Kong, thereby greatly weakening Hong Kong ’s autonomy and the system that makes it so prosperous.

China ’s decision to implement a new national security law in Hong Kong and its legally binding, registered with the United Nations The international obligations stipulated in the principles of the Sino-British Joint Statement directly conflict. The national security law will undermine the one country, two systems framework. This also increases the likelihood of people being prosecuted for political crimes in Hong Kong and undermines existing commitments to protect the rights of Hong Kong people, including those contained in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Rights.

We are also very concerned that this action will aggravate the deep divisions existing in Hong Kong society, this law will not help build mutual understanding and promote reconciliation within Hong Kong. It allows Hong Kong people to enjoy their promised rights and freedoms throughout Hong Kong society Rebuilding trust is the only way to get rid of the tension and unrest in Hong Kong over the past year.

The attention of countries around the world to the global pandemic of the new coronavirus requires increased trust in government and international cooperation. This unprecedented move in Beijing may have the opposite effect.

Given that the implementation of such a new law in Hong Kong jeopardizes the stability and prosperity of Hong Kong, we call on the Chinese government to work together with the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government and the people of Hong Kong to find a mutually acceptable solution to fulfill the Sino-British Joint Declaration registered by the United Nations International obligations.

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