Five eye alliance makes small moves again

 Five eye alliance makes small moves again

The Hong Kong related statement was jointly issued by US Secretary of state pompeio, Australian Foreign Minister Payne, Canadian Foreign Minister Shang Pengfei, New Zealand foreign minister Peters and British Foreign Secretary Rabb.

The statement declared that the Hong Kong SAR governments actions to postpone the election of the Legislative Council and to disqualify some candidates for the election of the Legislative Council have undermined the democratic process which is essential to the prosperity and stability of Hong Kong. The statement also once again slandered the Hong Kong national security law, falsely claiming that the Hong Kong National Security Law is eroding the fundamental rights and freedoms of the Hong Kong people.

At the end of the speech, the statement called on the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to resume its previously disqualified candidacy and urged the Hong Kong SAR government to hold elections as soon as possible.

On July 30, 12 Hong Kong rioters, including Huang Zhifeng, former Secretary General of the Hong Kong peoples will, and Yang Yueqiao, the leader of the Communist Party of China, were ruled invalid. On novel coronavirus pneumonia, Lin Zhengyuee, chief executive of Hongkong SAR, announced in July 31st that the 2020 Legislative Council elections in the SAR would be postponed for one year due to the severe outbreak of the new crown pneumonia. Subsequently, the joint office of the Chinese Communist Party of China and the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council issued statements expressing their support.

In recent years, the five eyes alliance has acted as a clown on the Hong Kong issue, frequently interfering in Chinas internal affairs. After the United States announced the abolition of Hong Kongs special status treatment, the remaining four countries in the five eye alliance followed suit and suspended the extradition agreement with Hong Kong.

After the Hong Kong related statement was issued, my Embassy in Canada immediately responded on the 10th, expressing its firm opposition to the following:

On August 9, Canada and other foreign ministers issued a statement, again making false comments on Hong Kongs affairs and grossly interfering in Chinas internal affairs. China expresses strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to this.

In the face of the severe epidemic situation, the Hong Kong SAR government has decided to postpone the election of the seventh Legislative Council. This is a legitimate act to protect the life and health of Hong Kong people, and is also necessary to ensure the safety, fairness and fairness of the Legislative Council election. The words and deeds of some people in Hong Kong have broken through the bottom line of the law. The Hong Kong returning officers decision to void his nomination to the Legislative Council is in strict accordance with the basic law, the Hong Kong National Security Law and the Hong Kong election law.

Hong Kongs national security law has made up for the loopholes in Hong Kongs law, which is conducive to the stability of the one country, two systems policy on the track of the rule of law, and is conducive to the long-term stability of Hong Kong. It guarantees the safety of the vast majority of Hong Kong residents and the rights and freedoms enjoyed by law. After Hong Kongs return to the motherland, all the provisions related to the British side in the Sino British joint declaration have been fully fulfilled. The legal basis for the Chinese government to govern Hong Kong is the Chinese Constitution and the basic law of Hong Kong, which has nothing to do with the Sino British Joint Declaration.

The statements made by the foreign ministers of Canada and other countries, ignoring the facts, playing with double standards and interfering in Chinas internal affairs, are full of arrogance and prejudice, and seriously violate international law and the basic norms of international relations. Such acts will only undermine the one country, two systems and damage the rights and freedoms enjoyed by Hong Kong residents in accordance with the law. I want to stress that Hong Kong is a special administrative region of China, and Hong Kong affairs are purely internal affairs of China. China urges the countries concerned to immediately stop using the Hong Kong related issues to interfere in Chinas internal affairs and not to go further and further along the wrong road.

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Japan wants to join the five eyes alliance as the sixth eye? Expert: it has little impact on China

Five eyes alliance to become six eyes? The Guardian reported that the intelligence network of the five eyes alliance, which is composed of the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, is expected to expand and join Japan, the sixth member.

According to the guardian, British Centre right MPs who advocate decoupling the West from China have said that the five eye alliance intends to be included in Japan in order to expand into a strategic economic relationship and pool key strategic reserves, such as key minerals and medical supplies. At the same time, Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono also just proposed that Japan become the sixth eye, which was later welcomed by Britain.

According to the report, taro Kono proposed that Japan should become the sixth eye when attending the meeting of the China Study Group led by the chairman of the British Foreign Affairs Committee, tugenhardt, last week. He said Japan would welcome the decision if the five eye alliance invited Japan to join. Tugendhart welcomed taro Konos proposal, saying that the five eye alliance has been the core of our intelligence and defense structure for decades. We should allow trusted partners to join the alliance. Japan is an important strategic partner in many aspects, and we should seize every opportunity to cooperate more closely with Japan. . It is worth noting that there is little coverage in the Japanese media.

According to the guardian, it is a topic of increasing interest for British Conservative MPs to make the five eye alliance established in 1941 play a greater role. They hope to establish a close political and economic alliance to compete with China. According to the report, the idea of establishing a five eye free trade area has won the support of Anti China politician Andrew hasty, chairman of the joint intelligence and Security Committee of the Australian Parliament. He said at a seminar on decoupling from China recently: we re-examine our supply chain and look for weaknesses. It is possible for us to establish a free trade bloc. We should do everything possible to build this network. According to the report, the new coronavirus crisis has exposed the key strategic dependence of western countries on China, while the five eyes alliance hopes to reduce its dependence on Chinas rare earth and other strategic materials.

Wu Xinbo, President of the Institute of International Studies at Fudan University, told the global times on the 30th that it is nothing new for the United States to win over Japan to deal with China. It has started since the end of the cold war and after the mid-1990s. However, its plot against China, which was covered up by the Korean Peninsula and regional crisis, is becoming more and more public. Wu Xinbo believes that if Japan really becomes the sixth eye, it will have little impact on China, because the exchange of intelligence between the United States and Japan is very close. One of the intelligence exchanges between the United States and Japan is aimed at the Korean Peninsula and the other is against China. If Japan becomes a member of the six eye alliance, it may mean that Japan will have closer exchanges with the other four countries, but the exchange of intelligence with the United States will not change much.

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