Bütikofer, head of the China Delegation of the European Parliament, strongly criticized the so-called safety act: "This is not a law on national security. This is a state security law,“ said Bütikofer. With the law of China have broken "the promise of autonomy" for the former British colony permanently. "That's why the European foreign Ministers must make it clear that we make with a shrug now," said Bütikofer. The EU foreign Ministers will come together on Monday to a Meeting.
security law undermines autonomy
The Beijing-enforced safety act is regarded as a turning point in the autonomy of the financial hub and former British colony Hong Kong, which had been at the Handover to China in 1997, according to the principle of "One country, two systems" for at least 50 years says. The law provides for life imprisonment as the maximum penalty for numerous Offences, the China authorities as Subversion, secession and terrorism. It may also be relevant if the alleged Offense be committed on the ground of third countries. Including expressions of opinion on the net.
On the basis of the law were taken in Hong Kong already at least ten people, including a 15-year-old teenager.Updated Date: 13 July 2020, 04:20