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The EC is concerned about the law in Hong Kong

The European Commission is greatly concerned about the law in Hong Kong, is in contact with international partners, said the Chairman of the EC Ursula von der Leyen at a press conference.

As reported earlier Tuesday, the broadcasting Corporation of RTHK, citing informed sources, the standing Committee of vsekitajsky meeting of national representatives, the highest legislative body of China, approved the national security bill in Hong Kong.

Von der Leyen said that the EC is aware of the negotiation of the bill.

According to her, representatives of the EU repeatedly made it clear, in particular, in the framework of direct contacts with the Chinese leadership last week that the new bill "does not meet basic law of Hong Kong and the international obligations of China."

She also recalled that the EU already sounded a warning that China could face "very negative consequences, if it is to move forward with this law", including for business, trust and reputation of China.

"We continue to be in contact with our international partners and will continue to look carefully at how to answer," she said.