Chinese President Xi Jinping has directly threatened Hong Kong’s democrats. He said Hong Kong cannot be chaotic and should not be chaotic again.
He was speaking after the swearing-in of Hong Kong’s new leader John Lee on Friday.
On July 1, 1997, China got control power of Hong Kong from the United Kingdom.
According to the agreement with the United Kingdom, the ‘One Country,
Two Measures Policy’ implemented in Hong Kong.
Under this, China pledged to maintain full autonomy,
unfettered individual rights and judicial independence in the region until 2048.
Friday marks the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover of control to China.
Xi Jinping will visit Hong Kong on Thursday to mark the occasion.
He attended the swearing-in ceremony of the region’s leader John Lee on Friday.
Announcing China’s “One Country, Two Principles” policy in Hong Kong,
- Jinping said the “one country, two systems” policy pursued by Hong Kong would maintained.
- ‘There is no reason to change such a good system. It has to maintained in the long run. ‘
- In 2019, the administration of Carrie Lam, known as pro-China, passed an extradition law.
- Democrats in Hong Kong staged a protest. Beijing suppressed them in 2020.
That same year, strict national security laws passed for Hong Kong. Democrats have accused the law of violating China’s promises to Britain.🔱