Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson's Remarks
2020/08/12

CCTV: The 21st session of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) on August 11 passed the decision of the Standing Committee of NPC for the sixth Legislative Council (LegCo) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) to continue to discharge duties. It clearly stipulates that the sixth LegCo of the HKSAR will continue to discharge its duties for no less than one year until the commencement of the seventh LegCo. Do you have any comment?

Zhao Lijian: The NPC Standing Committee, in accordance with the Constitution and the Basic Law, has decided for the sixth Legislative Council to continue to discharge duties. It provides solid legal foundation for the LegCo to continue performing its duties and is conducive to upholding constitutional and legal order in the HKSAR and the administering by the HKSAR government and the normal operation of the society. The Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council and the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the HKSAR expressed staunch support in their respect statements.

I want to stress that Hong Kong is a special administrative region of China and the LegCo election is China's local election. Hong Kong affairs are China's internal affairs and there's no place for interference from foreign government, organization or individual.

 

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