Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson's Remarks

2020-05-22 20:00

AFP: US President Trump said that he will address a potential national security law for Hong Kong very strongly if it is passed. A small number of US Senators have also introduced legislation to impose sanctions on any entity that curbs Hong Kong's autonomy. Do you have any comment on this?

Zhao Lijian: National security is a basic prerequisite for countries to survive and thrive. No country in the world would tolerate separatist and other activities that undermine national security within its territory. Hong Kong is China's special administrative region, and any legislation for Hong Kong SAR to safeguard national security is China's internal affair that allows no foreign interference. The Chinese government is determined in safeguarding national sovereignty, security and development interests. It is determined in implementing the "one country, two systems" principle and opposing external interference in Hong Kong affairs.