Dispute over Hong Kong: China is threatening the UK with an energetic counter-attack

After the suspension of the extradition agreement with Hong Kong, China, the United Kingdom has threatened "strong countermeasures" will be displayed. Foreign

Dispute over Hong Kong: China is threatening the UK with an energetic counter-attack

After the suspension of the extradition agreement with Hong Kong, China, the United Kingdom has threatened "strong countermeasures" will be displayed. Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said on Tuesday at a press conference in Beijing, the British government should not "correct their mistakes immediately", in order to damage relations with China. The UK should "his fantasies of a continuing colonial influence in Hong Kong and to correct his error immediately." China will respond with a "vigorous counter-attack" on the wrong British approach.

The British government had suspended because of the Chinese security law for Hong Kong on Monday the agreement on extradition with the former crown colony. And the China current arms embargo was extended to Hong Kong. The British government sees the state security law, a breach of the agreements on the handover of Hong Kong to China in 1997. It is the most far-reaching intervention in the autonomy of the Chinese special administrative region. The law is directed against activities that regarded Beijing as a subversive, separatist, terrorist or conspiratorial.

China refuses to tolerate interference

The democratic movement in the law, an end to the principle of "one country, two systems", the Hong Kong as an independent territory was governed. The law gives China's state security agencies far-ranging powers to operate without the supervision of the independent judiciary of Hong Kong in the territory. It turns vague also against foreigners that do not live in Hong Kong, and even allows deliveries from Hong Kong to China. Critics warn that China's judicial system was independent, the Suspect in detention is also abused, and forced confessions would.

Updated Date: 21 July 2020, 08:19

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