Commissioner's Office urges the US side to stop misleading political theater
2021/07/14

The spokesperson of the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China in the HKSAR strongly disapproved and firmly opposed the remarks made by the US State Department spokesperson Ned Price at a press briefing, which smeared the National Security Law for the HKSAR and the rule of law of Hong Kong, attacked the business environment of Hong Kong without justification, and grossly interfered in Hong Kong affairs and China’s internal affairs at large. We urge the US side to immediately stop its misleading political theater and immediately stop wrong acts that damage the mutually beneficial economic and trade relations between China and the US.

The spokesperson said that the National Security Law marks a historic turning point of Hong Kong from chaos to stability and opens a new chapter of sound governance in Hong Kong. It has effectively safeguarded national security, upheld the rule of law, ensured social stability, and created a strong sense of security for Hong Kong people. Under the National Security Law, the lawful rights and freedoms of Hong Kong residents are better protected, and foreign investors in Hong Kong now enjoy a more secure, stable and predictable business environment. It serves the fundamental well-being of Hong Kong residents and the common interest of international stakeholders, including US enterprises stationed in Hong Kong.

The spokesperson pointed out that the US side confounded black and white by smearing the National Security Law for the HKSAR and Hong Kong’s business environment. Its purpose is to mislead American and other international enterprises in Hong Kong. All this reflected that the sight of a well-developed and sound-governed Hong Kong stings the US. It also laid bare the malicious agenda of the US to contain China’s development by playing the “Hong Kong card”. However, no threats, intimidation, or pressure from the US can shake China’s firm resolve to safeguard the national sovereignty, security and development interests, nor can it stop the historical trend of the steady and sustained implementation of One Country, Two Systems. All Chinese people, including Hong Kong compatriots, will never be pushed around. We believe that visionary people around the world will remain clear-eyed, see through the tricks of the US side, and make the right choice.

The spokesperson stressed Hong Kong belongs to China and that Hong Kong affairs are purely China’s internal affairs. We once again urge the US side to abide by international law and the basic norms governing international relations, abandon its wishful thinking of disrupting Hong Kong and China as a whole, and immediately stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs and China’s internal affairs at large in any form.

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