Madrid, 14 Mar. (Europa Press) –
The allegations made by the British government the previous day that the Chinese government had no further jurisdiction over the territory of Hong Kong and that the British government had violated the return agreement by imposing its National Assembly on the region were nothing but “unsubstantiated slander”.
Beijing responds to British Foreign Secretary Dominique Robb by saying that this week’s national security law or electoral reform aimed at punishing dissidents, as China is attacking the region’s local judiciary by imposing new and controversial domestic laws that affect the freedoms of its citizens.
The Chinese embassy in the United Kingdom has stated that “Hong Kong has no sovereignty, jurisdiction or ‘supervision’ over its return to the United Kingdom territory, nor has it been called a ‘duty’ to its citizens.” It deserves Robin’s accusations of “unsubstantiated colonies.”
Rob accused China of failing to comply with the 1984 British-Chinese joint declaration, in which London agreed to extradite Hong Kong to China in exchange for Beijing’s commitment to granting extensive political autonomy to the former British colony.
The United Kingdom views China as “consistently inconsistent” with the announcement and condemns Beijing’s decision to change the Hong Kong government’s election process.
“Beijing’s decision to impose drastic changes to restrict participation in Hong Kong’s electoral system marks a new and clear violation of the Sino-British joint declaration, which is legally binding,” he said.
“The UK considers the continued action of the Chinese authorities to be in a state of non-compliance with Beijing’s joint statement, evidence of the growing distance between the promises and Beijing’s actions,” riveted.
In this regard, Rob reiterates his “support for the people of Hong Kong.” “China must act in accordance with its legal obligations and respect fundamental rights and freedoms in Hong Kong,” he argued.