China has accused the EU of meddling in the internal Affairs of Hong Kong
China protested and made a presentation of the EU due to the introduction of restrictive measures in respect of Hong Kong in connection with the entered into force the law on the protection of national security, said Wednesday the official representative the Ministry of foreign Affairs of China Wang Wenbin.
Earlier, the EU Council adopted conclusions in relation to a final on 30 June in Hong Kong by virtue of the law on the protection of national security, which call to the end of the year to reconsider the controversial law, and also reported about the prepared package of measures in various areas, including migration, export of technologies and equipment for end-use in Hong Kong, the support of civil society. Approved in the EU conclusions, in particular, specifies that the EU will conduct further testing and to restrict the export of equipment and technologies for Hong Kong, where there are grounds to suspect them of unwanted use of for surveillance and repression.
"Hong Kong is a special administrative region of China. The questions of Hong Kong belong exclusively to the internal politics of China, nor any foreign organization or state has no right to intervene. The EU's actions violated a fundamental principle of international relations on non-interference in the internal Affairs of other States. China expresses strong protest and has made a submission to the EU", - said at the briefing, Wang Wenbin.
The law on the protection of national security of Hong Kong, approved by the Parliament of China, entered into force on 30 June. The law designated the regulations for 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.
The law 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 EU has repeatedly expressed concern that the new law could undermine the high degree of autonomy of Hong Kong and have a negative impact on the independence of the judiciary.