The head of the foreign office commented on the law on national security of Hong Kong
Britain will examine the law on the protection of national security of Hong Kong for violation of regulations signed with China the Declaration on the autonomy of the region, said the foreign Minister of the United Kingdom Dominic Raab.
Chinese President XI Jinping signed a decree on the entry into force on 30 June of the law on the protection of national security of Hong Kong. Earlier on Tuesday, the standing Committee of vsekitajsky meeting of national representatives endorsed the law. PC NPC also decided to include the law in Annex III of the Basic law of the Special administrative region of Hong Kong.
"Despite calls by the international community, Beijing has decided not to deviate from the law. China has ignored its international commitments regarding Hong Kong... We need to see the full text of the law in order to decide whether it breaches the joint Declaration and what further action the UK," the statement said Raab.
In early June, the Minister stated that China will face the consequences, if not change its position on Hong Kong.
The bill on national security caused discontent of anti-government forces in Hong Kong and some Western officials who see it as a desire by Beijing to tighten control over the autonomy. The US President Donald trump has threatened to impose sanctions and revoke the special status of Hong Kong. China rejected any criticism and stated that the issues of Hong Kong are solely an internal matter.
Hong Kong came back into the possession of China from Britain in 1997, and has since enjoyed wide autonomy. The Central government of China adhere to the principle of "one country, two systems" in the management of the district. According to the joint Declaration of great Britain and China, Hong Kong will retain broad autonomy until 2047. How will be managed the former British colony after that date are still unknown.