HONG KONG, May 30 (Xinhua) - The government of China Hong Kong Region Special Administrative (SAR) on Saturday expressed deep regret that the US government continued to stain and demonize the legitimate rights and duty of China to safeguard national security in the Hong Kong SAR which aims to restore stability to the society of Hong Kong


A spokesman for the government of Hong Kong made the remarks in response to the statement by the US president, Donald Trump and comments by the State Department of the United States in the last two days < / p>

. Hong Kong is an inalienable part of China and any suggestion that China does not have the right to protect its territory from separatist terror and anarchy not withstand scrutiny and smacks of hypocrisy and double standards, the spokesman said

. argue that the mechanisms of the system and law enforcement, improving the extremely small just misdirection minority of offenders to be introduced by the national security law is undermining the freedoms of the people of Hong Kong is said spokesman < p style = "margin: 0px 3px 15px">. The spokesman said all countries have legislation to safeguard national security, including the United States

. the existence of these laws to safeguard national security of a country and sovereignty does not give rise to fears of loss of freedoms of its people to justify the debate or international interference by another country, the spokesman said, adding that generally recognizes that all citizens should have the obligation to safeguard the interests of your country

If the mere enactment of a national security law is a universal sovereign obligation and not is at odds with individual freedoms and the rule of law, the reactions of the United States and other foreign governments since the adoption of Decision of the National People's Congress (NPC) to enact a law to be applied in the Hong Kong are totally out of place, the spokesman said

. The legislation only objective acts and activities endangering national security, and illegal activities particularly mentioned include the division of the country, subverting the power of the state, organize and carry out terrorist activities and interfere in the affairs of Hong Kong foreign and external forces.

the five basic principles of law are firmly safeguard national security, defense and improvement of 'one country, two systems', adhering to govern Hong Kong, according to law, resolutely oppose external interference, and substantially safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of Hong Kong residents, said spokesman

. Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council reiterated in a statement on Friday that the enactment of national security laws would not change the high degree of autonomy of the SAR and would have no impact on the judicial Independence of the Hong Kong, including the power to appeal enshrined in the Basic Law, the spokesman said.

The statement Trump Hong Kong now operated under "one country, one system" was completely false and the facts are ignored on the ground, the spokesman said

said that in the exercise of a high degree of low autonomy "one country, two systems", the Hong Kong government is committed to the defense of their responsibilities and agreements with international United States and all countries in areas such as trade, investment protection, mutual legal assistance, combating transnational crime and terrorism, as well as education and cultural exchange

. Many of these bilateral co operations are supported by multilateral institutions or bilateral agreements, rather than a "gift" to Hong Kong by another jurisdiction, he added the spokesman


The spokesman said that sanctions or trade restrictions against Hong Kong are not justified and will lead to a breakdown of mutual benefit Hong Kong and the US relationship built over the years and only hurt local businesses and the US in Hong Kong and the people who work for them

. The Government of Hong Kong will not be overly concerned about such threats as Hong Kong will continue to rely on its fundamental strengths of the rule of law, Independence of the judiciary, the policy of free and open trade, equal unique conditions and advantages resulting from the continuous opening of the mainland economy, he noted.

In recent years, Hong Kong also has doubled efforts to diversify markets, including an increased focus on the rapidly growing economies of ASEAN, spokesman

in terms of bilateral trade, the United States has been enjoying a trade surplus with Hong Kong in the years has been the largest among all commercial partners, said the spokesman.

In 2019, total trade in goods between Hong Kong and the United States stood at 517 billion Hong Kong dollars (about 67 billion dollars), while that domestic exports of Hong Kong to the United States was a modest 3.7 billion Hong Kong dollars

according to the US, the United States enjoyed a trade surplus of more than 200 billion Hong Kong dollars in Hong Kong in 2019. ($ 1 equals $ 7.75 in Hong Kong) End


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