Connect with us

Asia Pacific

Beijing Ready To Fully Integrate Hong Kong With China – Washington Post

Published

on

China has made it clear that they are ready to bring Hong Kong under its full control and improve the system that has permitted the region to enjoy a level of autonomy for the last 23 years.

From Nepal, Pakistan & China; India Suddenly Feels The Heat From All Three Neighbours

We will ensure the long-term stability of ‘one country, two systems, Wang Yang, a top party official of the Chinese Community party said at the opening of the annual meeting of the country’s top political advisory body.

After gradually corroding Hong Kong’s freedom of assembly and expression and an independent legal system, the Chinese communist party now looks to amend the Basic Law, Hong Kong’s mini-constitution.

“We will ensure the long-term stability of ‘one country, two systems,’” Wang said. The meeting is the first part of the “Two Sessions,” which will continue till Friday with the opening of the National People’s Congress.

“We will continue to promote the development of the implementation of the systems and mechanisms of the constitution and Basic Law,” Wang said in his “Work Report” to the meeting.

Wang did not clarify on what “improve” meant and also referred to the Chinese territory of Macao whose leaders had given in to Beijing’s’ demands. Experts said it was clear that China wanted to snatch Hong Kong’s freedom and its democratic, autonomous status.

Under Xi Jinping, the Chinese Communist Party has aggressively limited the freedom of Hong Kong which it enjoyed under the UK.  The situation has deteriorated in the last year since violent protests erupted against Chinese interventions.

China has placed obstinate officials in Hong Kong who are keen to promote ‘patriotic education’ to inject more loyalty towards China and support a bill that would make it a felony to disrespect Chinese national anthem.

A Hong Kong delegate to the National People’s Congress has recommended that China must execute a package of national security laws by issuing a formal reinterpretation of Hong Kong laws, rather than attempting to pass it through the territory’s legislature.

Wang said that China fully-backed the Hong Kong officials’ attempts to “avoid violence in Hong Kong and to restore order.”

Earlier, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Washington was “closely watching what’s going on” in Hong Kong, adding that pro-democracy legislators had been “manhandled” while trying to stop a procedural irregularity by pro-Beijing legislators.”

Wang lambasted the US for its demand to respect Hong Kong’s status and the appeals for democratic change. “As to the U.S. Senate and U.S. Congress and their actions, like the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act… we have made solemn statements to refute such lies,” he said.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook

FEATURED

F-35-INDIA F-35-INDIA
Featured57 mins ago

Not J-20s, China Could Field Another ‘Stealth Jet’ To Counter US’ F-35s, Indian Rafales

As tensions boil over Taiwan, the US and China have ramped up efforts in the field of defense innovation as...

army-soldiers army-soldiers
Featured2 hours ago

Amid Afghan Peace Talks, Two Pakistan Army Soldiers Ambushed Near Afghanistan Border

 Two Pakistan Army soldiers were killed on Saturday in a clash with suspected militants near the country’s northwestern border with...

Chinese-Military-Base Chinese-Military-Base
Asia Pacific11 hours ago

Is China Threatening To Shoot-Down ‘Civilian Airlines’ Operating Over The South China Sea?

China has warned the US after it flew its ‘spy planes’ over the South China Sea several times electronically disguising...

Demonetization-Narendra-Modi Demonetization-Narendra-Modi
Featured12 hours ago

Narendra Modi Second Indian Prime Minister To Win Ig Nobel Prize 2020

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been awarded the Ig Nobel Prize for 2020 for ‘Medical Education’. The award is...

CPEC-Project CPEC-Project
Featured15 hours ago

India vs Pakistan: Why Are India’s COVID-19 Cases Inflating While Pakistan Has Almost Overcome The Pandemic?

While India has literally been brought to its knees by the COVID-19 pandemic with almost 100,000 cases reported daily, the...

Sheikh-Mujibur-Rahman-Movie Sheikh-Mujibur-Rahman-Movie
Featured15 hours ago

India, Bangladesh, Agree To Enhance Border Patrol, Curb Border Killings

India and Bangladesh on Saturday agreed to launch joint border patrols to curb killings and crimes. in the border region....

INDIAN-ARMY INDIAN-ARMY
Featured18 hours ago

Has The Indian Army Captured ‘Pious’ Mount Kailash From China?

An image of the Indian Army soldiers near the sacred Mount Kailash is being shared on social media which is...

US-Drone-Strike US-Drone-Strike
Americas1 day ago

US Looks To Replace Its Deadly MQ-9 Reaper Drones & Northrop Unveils A New ‘Breakthrough’ Concept

As the U.S. Air Force seeks a replacement for the MQ-9 Reaper drone, US defense giants Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman...

People's Liberation Army People's Liberation Army
Asia Pacific1 day ago

Why China Again Wants To Seize ‘Despang Plains’ Just Like The 1962 India-China War?

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) may be actually eyeing the Depsang plains while creating a diversion in Pangong Tso...

Moon-Space-Station Moon-Space-Station
Americas1 day ago

WATCH: US Secretive Spaceplane That Was Dubbed To ‘Spy On China’s 1st Space Station’

A video of the US’ veiled spaceplane X-37B was posted by a twitter user showing the plane’s cargo bay doors...

Advertisement