UK PM Johnson tells China: We’ll not walk away from Hong Kong people

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UK PM Johnson tells China: We’ll not walk away from Hong Kong people
UK PM Johnson tells China: We’ll not walk away from Hong Kong people

Spurring up heats over the latest round of Sino-US spat over Hong Kong issue, the British PM Boris Johnson had echoed the leads of Washington in a Wednesday remark saying that the United Kingdom would not leave behind the people of Hong Kong, if Beijing imposed a National Security Law conflicting the world’s second-largest economy’s international obligation under a 1984 accord.

On top of that, writing in the Times of London newspaper, the UK PM had submissively threatened Beijing adding that Britain would be forced to act in case of an inclination of the National Security Law on Hong Kong, since it would be a direct conflict of Beijing’s obligation under a joint accord.

In point of fact, latest remarks from the UK PM Boris Johnson comes over the heels of repeated urges from the United Kingdom to sway away from the National Security Law in Hong Kong, what Britain contemplated as a move that could destroy one of the finest Financial HubSpot in Asia and would deeply hurt China’s reputation.

In tandem, Chinese parliament had approved a National Security Law last week which in effect would enable the mainland security agencies to establish permanent holdings in the China-controlled island city of Hong Kong.

China rebukes UK after PM Johnson’s remark

Meanwhile, as the UK PM Johnson was quoted saying in the Times of London newspaper supporting the pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong “Hong Kong succeeds because its people are free.

If China proceeds, this would be in direct conflict with its obligations under the joint declaration, a legally binding treaty registered with the United Nations. Many people in Hong Kong fear that their way of life - which China pledged to uphold - is under threat.

If China proceeds to justify their fears, then Britain could not in good conscience shrug our shoulders and walk away; instead we will honour our obligations and provide an alternative,” adding that the PM Johnson’s comments were brewed off “aggressive colonization and unequal treaties,” a spokesman for Chinese Foreign Ministry, Zhao Lijian said late on Wednesday, “The UK’s irresponsible remarks and accusations...have grossly interfered in China’s internal affairs including Hong Kong affairs. We advise the UK side to step back from the brink.

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