EU calls for restraint policy on the situation in Hong Kong

Head of European diplomacy Mogherini noted that all interested parties in resolving the situation should participate in a large-scale dialogue
17:15, 18 August 2019
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In connection with the protests in Hong Kong, the European Union calls on all parties of the conflict to a policy of restraint. This was stated by Federica Mogherini, the head of European diplomacy, Deutsche Welle reported.

"It is very important that the parties to act with restraint, that they do not resort to violence and take the necessary measures to de-escalate the situation," Mogherini emphasized.

And she noted that all interested in resolving the situation should participate in a large-scale dialogue.

Mogherini also remembered the degree of independence of Hong Kong.

“Fundamental freedoms, including the right to peaceful assembly, as well as the high degree of independence of Hong Kong in accordance with the principle of “one country - two systems”, enshrined in the Basic Law and international treaties, must be respected,” Federica Mogherini said.

We recall that in June protests broke out in Hong Kong against the law on extradition to mainland China. Law enforcement officers dispersed demonstrators, using force.
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On June 2, Hong Kong Prime Minister Carrie Lam announced her refusal to consider the extradition law to mainland China and added that the bill would no longer be submitted to the Legislative Council. However, protests continue.

Weeks of protests have brought Hong Kong in the largest political crisis in decades, posing a serious challenge to China’s central government in Beijing.

Hong Kong is a former British colony that was returned to China in 1997. Now, this administrative region has autonomy and is governed by its own laws. It has its own judicial system and a separate legal system from mainland China. Hong Kong has an extradition treaty with 20 countries, including the United States and Great Britain, but not China. This issue between Hong Kong and China has been resolved for about 20 years.

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