Pompeo said that the United States will continue to support Hong Kong people
The United States will continue to support Hong Kong residents and to respond to the actions of Chinese authorities to limit freedoms of the people of this territory, said U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo.
Chinese President XI Jinping signed on Tuesday 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.
According to him, the decision of the Communist party of China to introduce a "draconian laws" on national security in Hong Kong "destroys the autonomy of this territory and one of the greatest achievements of China."
"Hong Kong has shown the world what can be achieved free the Chinese people is one of the most successful economies and vibrant societies in the world. But Beijing's paranoia and his fear the aspirations of their own people has led to the fact that he destroyed the very basis of success of the territory, turning "one country, two systems" in "one country, one system", says Pompeo.
According to him, the actions of the Chinese authorities once again demonstrate that the commitments of Beijing, that is, the Sino-British joint Declaration 1984 and Basic law are "empty words". Clinton also has accused Beijing that over the last few years the Chinese authorities have violated agreements with the world health organization, the world trade organization and the United Nations.
He recalled that last week, the U.S. imposed visa restrictions for officials of the CPC, "responsible for undermining the autonomy of Hong Kong." In addition, stopped the export of defense technologies and dual-use technologies in Hong Kong. Also will be eliminated preferences that operated in the area.
Chinese authorities earlier denied the allegations and criticisms, calling not to interfere in the purely internal Affairs of the country.
The text of the bill clearly lays down basic obligations of the Central government of China on issues related to national security and the constitutional responsibility of Hong Kong for the maintenance of national security.
The bill rules related to 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.