Govt rejects US Congress resolution

June 6, 2024

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government today said it strongly disapproved of and opposed the introduction of a so-called resolution by the US House of Representatives.


The resolution smeared and slandered the National Security Law (NSL) and the Safeguarding National Security Ordinance as well as enforcement actions taken by Hong Kong’s law enforcement agencies in accordance with the law. It also requested the imposition of so-called sanctions on the personnel responsible for the ordinance.


Pointing out that the so-called sanctions intended to intimidate officials who resolutely safeguard national security, the Hong Kong SAR Government said the US House of Representatives attempted to use the name of freedom to disguise its despicable political motives and grossly interfered in Hong Kong affairs which are China’s internal affairs, violating international law and the basic norms governing international relations.


It also stressed that the content regarding the laws relevant to safeguarding national security in the Hong Kong SAR contained in the resolution is completely absurd and untrue.


The Government said Hong Kong will not be intimidated by such despicable behaviour and will continue to resolutely safeguard national security in accordance with the law.


Since the implementation of the NSL, the US has ignored the 2019 riots in Hong Kong, but piled up false stories to maliciously slander laws relevant to safeguarding national security and blatantly attack Hong Kong in safeguarding national security dutifully, faithfully and in accordance with the law. Moreover, the US has deliberately neglected the fact that the NSL has enabled the livelihood and economic activities of the Hong Kong community as well the business environment to return to normalcy.


Such bullying acts and hypocrisy with double standards are utterly ugly and despicable, the Hong Kong SAR Government said.


Noting it is incontrovertible that defending national security will provide a better business environment in Hong Kong, the Government reiterated that it will continue to safeguard national security fearlessly, so that the city can focus its efforts on developing the economy, improving people’s livelihood and maintaining long-term prosperity and stability.


The Hong Kong SAR Government strongly urged the US House of Representatives to stop its attempts to interfere in Hong Kong safeguarding national security in accordance with the law by deploying such political tactics.

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