Japan regrets the adoption of China's law to Hong Kong
Japan regrets the adoption by China of a new law on national security in Hong Kong, said on a press-conferences in Tokyo the Secretary General of the government, Acehide Suga.
As previously reported by RTHK broadcasting Corporation, citing informed sources, the standing Committee of vsekitajsky meeting of national representatives, the highest legislative body of China, on Tuesday unanimously approved the national security bill in Hong Kong. Official confirmation of this information has yet been received. The bill is still in the proposal stage provoked a storm of criticism and discontent among anti-government forces in Hong Kong and a number of Western officials who think that it undermines the autonomy of the special administrative region.
"The fact that, despite the serious concerns of the international community and the population of Hong Kong, he was accepted to, unfortunately. The principle of "one country, two systems" is extremely important for our country, maintaining close economic and cultural ties with Hong Kong. The position of our country, which consists in the careful attention to Hong Kong based on the principle of "one country, two systems" maintained free and open system and has developed steadily and democratically, remains unchanged. The adoption of the law to the detriment of the principles of the international community and the principle of "country, two systems", therefore, in close cooperation with interested countries, we will respond accordingly," said Suga.
The deputies of vsekitajsky meeting of national representatives of the 13-th convocation on may 28, adopted the "Decision on the establishment and improvement of the legal system and enforcement mechanisms to ensure national security in the special administrative region of Hong Kong." It indicates the regulations for the prevention, suppression and punishment committed in Hong Kong for four types of crimes, including separatist activities, attempts of Subversion of state power, terrorist activities, conspiracy with foreign States, or abroad, with the aim to compromise national security. Critics of the law say that it undermines the principle of autonomy of Hong Kong.