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Remarks of Spokesperson of Chinese Embassy in Denmark on Hong Kong Related Issues in EU Foreign Affairs Council Meeting

Question: EU's foreign ministers met on 13 July to discuss concrete measures against China. What is your comment?

Embassy Spokesperson: The Law on Safeguarding National Security in Hong Kong is a fundamental solution for Hong Kong to restore order, end chaos and resume stability. It is a landmark in the practice of "one country, two systems" and a strong institutional guarantee for upholding national sovereignty, security and development interests, safeguarding lasting security, prosperity and stability in Hong Kong, and ensuring the steady implementation of "one country, two systems". It reflects the common will of all Chinese people including Hong Kong residents.

This legislation takes into full consideration the realistic needs of safeguarding national security and the specific conditions of Hong Kong and sets out systemic and comprehensive provisions regarding a legal system and enforcement mechanisms. It upholds the constitutional order in Hong Kong established by the Constitution and the Basic Law and demonstrates the inherent requirements of "one country, two systems". The legislation aims to prevent, curb and punish acts of secession, subversion of state power, terrorist activities, and collusion with foreign or external forces to endanger national security. It will only target an extremely small minority of people who have breached the law, while the life and property, basic rights and freedoms of the overwhelming majority of Hong Kong residents will be protected. Its implementation will strengthen Hong Kong's legal framework, ensure social order, improve business environment, and benefit Hong Kong citizens and international investors. We have every confidence in Hong Kong's bright future.

Hong Kong is a special administrative region of China and its affairs are China's internal affairs. The Chinese government is firmly determined to implement "one country, two systems" and oppose foreign interference in Hong Kong affairs. Nothing could shake the resolution and will of the Chinese government and people to safeguard national sovereignty and security and uphold Hong Kong's prosperity and stability. Any attempt to undermine China's sovereignty, security and development interests is bound to fail.

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