After the controversial postponement of the election in Hong Kong, the United States have adopted sanctions against the head of government of the Chinese special administrative region, Mrs Carrie Lam,. The American Ministry of Finance said on Friday in Washington. Lam and a further ten people are on a list of persons whose assets to freeze the values of the American government. The head of government was "directly responsible for the implementation of Beijing's policy for the suppression of freedom and democratic processes," in Hong Kong, it said in a statement.
the postponement of The election by Lams government at the end of July was in Hong Kong and internationally, to sharp criticism. Lam had justified the transfer with the risk of the Coronavirus, as the number of new infections in Hong Kong has recently risen again. Critics saw the attempt to prevent an embarrassment, because of dissatisfaction with the Beijing loyalty to the government camp and the new state security law is great. Beijing wanted to prevent a success of Opposition. Germany had proclaimed as a reaction to the suspension of the extradition agreement with Hong Kong.
head of government Lam had denied political motives. The pandemic was a major threat. At a choice there were large gatherings and social contact, which posed a serious risk. There have been more and more countries, the elections are cancelled, or had moved, as such, they would have held. Previously, the Opposition had argued that in other countries had been made and appropriate precautions may be taken.
China is because of its Hong Kong policy in the criticism. The new safety law was adopted at the end of June. It is directed against activities, which China regards as subversive, separatist or terrorist. Also, it is to punish the "collusion" with the forces abroad. It is the most far-reaching intervention in Hong Kong's autonomy and China's national security far-reaching powers. Hong Kong's democratic Opposition believes that the law is aimed at you.
Since the return of the former British crown colony to China in 1997, Hong Kong was governed autonomously, with its own rights of freedom. From the point of view of critics of the state security law means the end of the since then, pursued the principle of "one country, two systems". Also, it is considered as a violation of the international legal obligations of China at the handover of Hong Kong.Updated Date: 07 August 2020, 13:20