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Declaration of the EU on the adoption by China’s National People’s Congress of a National Security Legislation on Hong Kong

01.07.2020  17:06

The Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress adopted the National Security Law in Hong Kong on 30 June and subsequently promulgated it in Hong Kong the same day. The European Union reiterates its grave concerns about this law which was adopted without any meaningful prior consultation of Hong Kong’s Legislative Council and civil society.

The European Union is assessing the implications of such a law and will continue to raise its concerns in its dialogue with China.It will continue to follow developments closely, including in the context of the upcoming Legislative Council elections on 6 September, which need to proceed as planned and in an environment conducive to the exercise of democratic rights and freedoms as enshrined in the Basic Law. 

Read the full declaration here.