Beijing / Frankfurt am Main 26 May 2020 – The principle of “one country, two systems” is a hollow phrase. According to the International Society for Human Rights (ISHR), the decision of the Chinese People’s Congress to enact a so-called security law, shows that Hong Kong’s freedoms will soon become a thing of the past. According to the ISHR, democratic Taiwan could be the next victim of China’s alignment- policy.
The law, supported by China’s CPC leader and President Xi Jinping, is intended to enable the Ministry of State Security to take action against the democracy movement in Hong Kong. The Beijing leadership knows that substantial parts of the international community will stick to “business as usual” after the democracy movement is eliminated. Unfortunately, this also documents the continuing silence of the German Foreign Minister with regard to the events in the People’s Republic of China, according to the ISHR.
Edgar Lamm, Chairman of the International Society for Human Rights: “The submissive silence of Heiko Maas on the threat to the citizens of Hong Kong is intolerable. German foreign policy must defend the values of the Basic Law and the Declaration of Human Rights. While the EU and German opposition politicians are vehemently critical of the Chinese People’s Congress’ decision on the so-called security law, the head of the Federal Foreign Office is still conspicuous by his embarrassing speechlessness five days later”.
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