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The closing meeting of the third session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) is held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, May 28, 2020. (Xinhua/Ding Haitao)

Britain should recognize and respect the fact that Hong Kong has returned to China, and should not use the Sino-British Joint Declaration as an excuse to make irresponsible remarks, spokesperson Zhao Lijian said.

BEIJING, June 3 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Wednesday urged Britain to stop meddling in affairs of Hong Kong which is a special administrative region of China.

Britain should recognize and respect the fact that Hong Kong has returned to China, and should not use the Sino-British Joint Declaration as an excuse to make irresponsible remarks, spokesperson Zhao Lijian said at a press briefing.

Zhao made the comments in response to British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab's remarks that the "authoritarian" national security legislation in Hong Kong was in breach of the "one country, two systems" and "this is a moment for China to step back from the brink" and respect Hong Kong's autonomy and its own international obligations.

Britain's historical link with Hong Kong arises from the period of invasion, colonialism and unequal treaties. Authoritarian is "precisely the word to describe its colonial rule in Hong Kong," Zhao said, adding that it is after the return of Hong Kong that the residents came to enjoy unprecedented rights and freedoms.

"To quote its own words, we urge the UK to 'step back', reject the Cold-War mindset and the colonial mentality, recognize and respect the fact that Hong Kong has already returned to China as a special administrative region," he said.

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The National People's Congress's decision on establishing and improving the legal system and enforcement mechanisms for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) to safeguard national security is part of China's internal affairs that allows no external interference, Zhao said.

National security is the very foundation for the existence and development of all countries, and the core and fundamental element of national sovereignty, he added.

The Sino-British Joint Declaration is all about China's resumption of sovereignty over Hong Kong. The basic policies regarding Hong Kong declared by China in the Joint Declaration are China's statement of policies, not commitment to Britain or an international obligation as some claim, he said.

As China resumed exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong in 1997, the Chinese government administers the SAR in accordance with the Constitution and the Basic Law, not the Sino-British Joint Declaration. Meanwhile, all rights and obligations of the British side under the Joint Declaration were completed.

"You cannot find a single word or article in the Joint Declaration that confers on the UK any Hong Kong-related responsibility after the handover," Zhao said.

"The UK has no sovereignty, no jurisdiction and no right to supervise Hong Kong. As such, on no ground can it cite the Joint Declaration to arbitrarily comment on Hong Kong affairs or interfere in China's domestic affairs," he said.

The national security legislation for Hong Kong is an essential step to safeguard national sovereignty, unity, territorial integrity and the foundation of "one country, two systems." Only when national security is ensured can "one country, two systems" and Hong Kong's stability and prosperity be guaranteed.

Zhao said this legislation only targets a very narrow category of acts that seriously jeopardize national security and has no impact whatsoever on Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy, the rights and freedoms of Hong Kong residents or the legitimate rights and interests of foreign investors in Hong Kong.

"What threatens Hong Kong's stability and prosperity is precisely some external forces colluding with local anti-China rioters in conducting activities in the SAR that jeopardize China's national security," he said.

He said China deplores and opposes the unwarranted comments and accusations by the British side, and has lodged stern representations with Britain.

"It should abide by international law and basic norms governing international relations and immediately stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs and China's domestic affairs," Zhao said. "Otherwise, there will be consequences."

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United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson is really forgetful! He does not remember according to Hong Kong passport visa free entry into United Kingdom! Perhaps, he should naturalize them on the spot personally to show his determination!
Unemployment is reaching the ceiling and could shoot through the roof without warning, yet Boris thinks that is not a problem. Indeed, the new comers could do the dirtest work for him!
Well, truth is they while idle would prove their skills in lighting up UK so that electricity is conserved for their nation!
What a wonderful nice solution!

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ceciliazhang Post time: 2020-6-4 11:49
The National People's Congress's decision on establishing and improving the legal system and enforc ...

Talking too often and too lengthy verbosity are NOT going into their 5_EYE nations' ears and heads because they have set a standard to behave "BLIND & DEAF" whilst not being muted. Just get the most important and most urgent and most deserving Law & Order Ordinance of HK done without the smallest speck of doubt, immediately.

Then, that is your true form of message that will appear in their heads and ears !  Done deal !!

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United Kingdom is full of brains that could be misled easily by a blind person talking rocks!
First, United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson pushed for BREXIT and succeeded! Now, he has a HOT POT in his hands! To show that he is able to overcome all the problems, he goes on to tell Hong Kongers that United Kingdom will issue visa to them; much to impress the world that he is out of his own administrative scope of work!
Hong Kong passport holders go to some one hundred and thirty-seven countries VISA-FREE!
Nissan, the single largest automobile manufactuer in United Kingdom will have to fold with new ten percent tariffs for exports to EU! Six thousand factory hands will rest at home, while 27000jobs will be lost due to Nissan closure!
Good for United Kingdom to inhabitate them from Hong Kong! If they could contribute in Hong Kong, they would not leave Hong Kong! THIS IS PLAIN PAIN TRUTH!
Let them shower United Kingdom with their PAINS and SORROWS generously!

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The UK, a country on the decline irrevocably, seeks to interfere in China's affairs, there must have been some nutcases through-and-through in Westminster.
Believe it or not, it's true.

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                'Anglos caused most of the world's problems.'   

                                                         - David Cameron, British Prime Minister, 2010-2016

- Anglo clans practiced centuries-long Slavery; from Caribbean to North & South America, by wiping out indigenous Native people originally living there, by replacing them with millions of slaves brought from Africa, by enslaving them and living off on their blood and sweat.

- Anglo practiced centuries-long Colonialism in over 50 nations, by living off on their blood and sweat, as well as on those bountiful lands for natural mineral resources, which were essentials requirement for industrial revolution.

- Anglo still Colonized many parts of the world, including two vast bountiful Continents; North America and Australia Continents.

   In fact, among the five main Anglo nations; Britain, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, all but Britain is looted from others.

A thread with over a million views says it all at,

There ain't no such thing as IDEOLOGY in the heart & soul of Colonialist-turned Capitalist Imperialism, other than chasing and following the self-interest of greed & extraction of great wealth.

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