The Ministry of foreign Affairs said the adoption of the law on national security of Hong Kong

The adoption of the law on the protection of national security of Hong Kong is an internal affair of China, said Deputy foreign Minister Igor Morgulov.

"If we all respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of China, and I think that in this there is no doubt, then we must consider the situation in Hong Kong as a purely internal affair of China. Hence our position: we are strongly against outside interference in the relations between the Central government and one of the regions of the country," said Morgulov during an online interview.

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.

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.

China has repeatedly stated that the issue of Hong Kong is an internal affair of the country.

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.