Zhao Lijian pointed out that 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 move 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.
Zhao Lijian said that there is no lack of precedent in the world to postpone elections in response to disasters such as the epidemic. The decision of the Hong Kong SAR Government conforms to this common practice, which is reasonable and legal. It is understood that more than 60 countries and regions have postponed national or local elections due to the epidemic. Among them, the United Kingdom announced in March this year that due to the epidemic, local elections in England and other places originally scheduled for May were postponed to may 2021. The political interpretation of the postponement of the Legislative Council election by the Hong Kong SAR government is a typical double standard in the five eye alliance countries.
With regard to Hong Kongs national security law, I would like to remind individual countries of a fact. Zhao Lijian said that at the latest meeting of the UN Human Rights Council, 70 countries supported Chinas formulation of Hong Kongs national security law and condemned the use of the Hong Kong issue to interfere in Chinas internal affairs, which reflected the common voice and fair position of the international community. The five eye alliance countries simply do not represent the international community. The Chinese Embassy in the countries concerned has made solemn representations to the countries concerned.
Japan has always wanted to join the five eye alliance, which also intends to make Japan the sixth eye. According to the guardian on July 29, local time, British central and right-wing MPs who advocate decoupling between the West and China said that the five eye alliance (the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand) may be extended to the six eye alliance and incorporated into Japan in order to expand into a strategic economic relationship and pool key strategic reserves.