China reserves the right to respond to the actions of Canada for Hong Kong
China reserves the right to take measures in response to Canada because of the bill on national security to Hong Kong, and the entire responsibility for the consequences will carry the canadian party, said at a briefing on Monday, the official representative of the Chinese foreign Ministry Zhao Lijiang.
Earlier, the government of Canada announced that due to the adoption of the law on strategic security in Hong Kong Ottawa stops the supply of military products and goods of high strategic importance to Hong Kong. In addition, Canada has suspended the extradition Treaty with Hong Kong.
"The erroneous statements and actions of the canadian side regarding Hong Kong will not take into account the fact that the national security law of Hong Kong contributes to sustainable and long-term implementation of the principle of "one country, two systems", they (the statements and actions of Canada - ed.) are a serious violation of basic norms of international relations and international law, and gross interference in China's internal Affairs", - said the diplomat.
According to him, the Chinese side in this regard, expresses its strong condemnation and reserves the right for further response, the responsibility for the consequences lies entirely on the canadian side."
"Hong Kong Affairs are internal Affairs of China, no foreign nation has no right to interfere... China urges Canada to correct their mistakes, stop all interference in the Affairs of Hong Kong and China's internal Affairs in order to avoid further damage to relations between the two countries," he said.
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, 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.