The EU refused to approve the controversial Hong Kong security law in the Chinese National Congress on Tuesday, assuring that the reform would undermine the territory’s autonomy and face retaliation in response to the Beijing maneuvers.
In this way, the President of the Council, Charles Michel, and the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, have insisted that the controversial reform that Beijing imposed on Hong Kong “seriously undermines the status of the enclave and its enclave” principle autonomy and also questions China’s international commitments.
“It has a negative impact on the judiciary and the rule of law, so we reject this decision,” said the former Belgian prime minister. The new regulation will follow all activities considered “secession”, “subversion” or “terrorism” and will enter into force this Wednesday.
In his opinion, the reform will affect corporate confidence in the Asian giants and the reputation of the Chinese regime both in Hong Kong and internationally.