Zhao Lijian responds to the border issue between China and India without the intervention of a third party

 Zhao Lijian responds to the border issue between China and India without the intervention of a third party

Maintaining national security is the basic premise of a countrys survival and development, and the most core and basic element of national sovereignty. The core of the Sino British negotiation and signing of the joint statement is Chinas resumption of the exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong, and the implementation of national security legislation in Hong Kong is the proper meaning of Chinas exercise of sovereignty. The basic principles and policies for Hong Kong in the China UK Joint Declaration are unilateral policy statements made by China, not commitments made by China to the UK, let alone so-called international obligations.

After the return of Hong Kong, the legal basis for the Chinese government to govern the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is the constitution of the peoples Republic of China and the basic law of Hong Kong, not the Sino British Joint Declaration. With the resumption of Chinas exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong in 1997, all rights and obligations related to the UK stipulated in the China UK Joint Declaration have been fulfilled. There is no word or clause in the Sino British joint declaration that entitles the UK to bear any responsibility for Hong Kong after its return. Britain has no sovereignty, governance and supervision over Hong Kong after its return. Therefore, the British side has no right to talk about Hong Kong affairs and interfere in Chinas internal affairs under the guise of the China UK Joint Declaration.

Hong Kongs national security legislation is a necessary measure to safeguard the sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of the country, and to build a solid foundation for the one country, two systems system, so as to better implement the one country, two systems. Only when national security is guaranteed can one country, two systems be guaranteed, and Hong Kongs prosperity and stability be guaranteed. The legislation is aimed at a very small number of acts and activities that seriously endanger national security, do not affect Hong Kongs high degree of autonomy at all, do not affect the rights and freedoms of Hong Kong residents, do not affect the legitimate rights and interests of foreign investors in Hong Kong, is conducive to the better implementation of the one country, two systems policy, and is conducive to the prosperity and stability of Hong Kong. What threatens Hong Kongs prosperity and stability is precisely the collusion and cooperation between some external forces and Hong Kongs Anti China and anti chaos forces, and the use of Hong Kong to engage in activities endangering Chinas national security.

Britains historical ties with Hong Kong stem from the treaties of aggression, colonization and inequality. The British side also falsely called Hong Kongs national security legislation autocratic legislation. The so-called autocracy is a true portrayal of British colonial rule over Hong Kong. It is precisely since Hong Kongs return that Hong Kong residents have enjoyed unprecedented rights and freedoms. Instead, we should advise the British side to rein in the precipice, abandon the Cold War mentality and colonial mentality, recognize and respect the reality that Hong Kong has returned and is a special administrative region of China, abide by international law and the basic norms of international relations, and immediately stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs and Chinas internal affairs, or they will certainly throw stones at their own feet.

Reporter of South China Morning Post: British Prime Minister Johnson said in his signed article that if China implements the Hong Kong version of the national security law, the UK will be ready to adjust its immigration laws and regulations, and modify the regulations on the travel of Hong Kong people with British National (Overseas) passports to the UK. What is Chinas response?

Zhao Lijian: last week, I have fully elaborated Chinas position on this issue. Please check it online.

Zhao Lijian: China has taken note of the relevant situation. At present, unilateralism and hegemony are prevalent in the field of international strategic security, and global strategic balance and stability are severely impacted. China respects and understands Russias efforts to safeguard its national security interests. We are willing to work with all parties to maintain global strategic stability and enhance international peace and security.

AP: Recently, AP received the recording of the WHO internal meeting, and found that who expressed dissatisfaction with the transparency of the Chinese governments anti epidemic efforts in January, believing that China delayed the release of gene sequences, patient data and other information. What is Chinas comment on this?

Novel coronavirus pneumonia expert, Wu Zunyou, chief expert of China CDC, introduced the new crown pneumonia pathogen identification in May 19th at the press conference of the joint defense and joint control mechanism of the State Council. You can check it. I can briefly summarize the relevant contents. On January 3, China informed WHO and other countries when it was not clear what the pathogen was causing the outbreak. At that time, we didnt know what pathogen caused the epidemic, so we called it pneumonia of unknown cause at the time of reporting. A novel coronavirus was isolated from Chinas CDC in January 7th, and was informed by who after January 9th. On January 12, after scientific and rigorous comparison and confirmation, we officially notified and shared the viral gene sequence to who, and uploaded the entire gene sequence to the WHO global shared data platform. Chinas anti epidemic actions are open to the world, with clear time and latitude, clear facts and data, and can stand the test of time and history.

Since the outbreak, China has maintained close and good communication and cooperation with who and its representative office in China on the principle of openness, transparency and responsibility. We are also willing to continue to support who to play a leading role in international anti epidemic with practical actions, and continue to work with the international community, including who, to fight the epidemic and contribute to the maintenance of global public health and safety.

Reuters: according to reports, Angola has asked the G20 for debt relief, and said it is in-depth discussions with some countries importing oil from Angola on adjusting the loan mechanism. China is a creditor country of Angola and an importer of Angolan oil. Does China maintain communication with Angola on debt relief?

Zhao Lijian: Thank you for your question. China will actively promote the implementation of the G20 debt relief initiative and strive to reduce the debt burden of African countries. We hope that developed countries and major international financial institutions will increase investment in Africas anti epidemic efforts, increase efforts to alleviate the debt of African countries, and play a leading role.

Macao monthly: it is reported that Germany plans to hold a China EU summit in Leipzig in September. German Foreign Minister Max said that the EU has too many important issues to discuss with China. What is Chinas comment on this?

Zhao Lijian: this year is the big year of China EU relations. In the near future, the two sides are actively preparing for a series of high-level exchanges, and China EU relations are facing good development opportunities. China is willing to work with European countries, including Germany, to promote China EU relations to seize opportunities, improve quality and upgrade, work together to safeguard multilateralism, work together to build an open world economy, and work together to push China EU comprehensive strategic partnership to a new level.

Global Times: on June 2, U.S. Secretary of state Peng PEO tweeted that the United States had sent a letter to the Secretary General of the United Nations to protest against Chinas illegal sovereignty claim in the South China Sea. We are against Chinas illegal and dangerous claims. The member states of the United Nations must unite to defend international law and freedom of the sea. What is Chinas comment on this?

South China Morning Post reporter: according to Indian media reports, Indian Prime Minister modi and US President trump exchanged views on the border issue between China and India on Tuesday. What is Chinas response to this?

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