New Zealand-China/Five Eyes/HK

Chinese Embassy in New Zealand denounces HK-related joint statement by "Five Eyes"

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Wellington, New Zealand - Nov 21, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Screenshot of website of Chinese Embassy in New Zealand showing spokesperson's remarks on Joint Statement on Hong Kong by Five Eyes Alliance Countries

FILE: Beijing, China - Date Unknown (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
2. Various of Tian'anmen Square, Chinese national flag
3. Various of Great Hall of People

FILE: Hong Kong, China - June 15, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
4. Various of Central Government Complex

FILE: Hong Kong, China - Date Unknown (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
5. Various of Chinese national flag, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) flag, Golden Bauhinia Square

FILE: Wellington, New Zealand - Date Unknown (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
6. Various of parliament building, national flags of New Zealand
7. Various of buildings, traffic

FILE: Auckland, New Zealand - Date Unknown (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
8. Aerial shots of cityscape

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The Chinese Embassy in New Zealand on Saturday expressed strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to the joint statement issued by the U.S.-led "Five Eyes" intelligence alliance over the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), saying it is pure interference in Hong Kong affairs and China's internal affairs.

The Foreign Ministers of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, and the Secretary of State of the United States issued a joint statement on Hong Kong, levying unwarranted accusations on the decision of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC) on the eligibility of the Legislative Council members of the HKSAR, said a spokesperson for the Chinese Embassy in New Zealand, noting that their statement has seriously violated the international law and basic norms governing international relations and grossly interfered in Hong Kong affairs and China's internal affairs.

"The Chinese side is strongly dissatisfied and firmly opposed to it," said the spokesperson.

Hong Kong is a special administrative region of China and Hong Kong affairs are purely China's internal affairs that allow no foreign interference, continued the spokesperson.

The NPC Standing Committee's decision on this matter is a necessary move to uphold and improve the policy of "one country, two systems", implement the Basic Law of the SAR and the law on safeguarding national security in Hong Kong, and maintain the rule of law and constitutional order in the HKSAR, said the spokesperson.

"It is the basic political ethics of all countries for public officials, especially legislators with legislative power, to uphold their country's constitutional laws and be loyal to the motherland. No country will allow them to betray their motherland, to break their oaths, to seek intervention by foreign or overseas powers, or to endanger national security," said the spokesperson.

It is utterly wrong that some countries have repeatedly used the Sino-British Joint Declaration to accuse China of violating international obligations and ignoring legal principles and facts, said the spokesperson.

The Joint Declaration has never conferred any power on the United Kingdom to assume any responsibility over Hong Kong after its return to China and the United Kingdom has no right of "supervision" over Hong Kong after the handover or to use the Joint Declaration as an excuse to interfere in Hong Kong affairs, which are China's internal affairs, said the spokesperson.

"There is no legal basis or position for the 'Five Eyes' to point fingers about Hong Kong affairs," said the spokesperson.

"We urge the so-called 'Five Eyes' and its members to abide by international law and basic norms governing international relations, and to refrain from committing mistakes repeatedly. We also hope that relevant countries will adhere to independent foreign policies, safeguard the political foundation of bilateral relations, refrain from doing bad things that harm friendship, and do more good things such as mutual respect and win-win cooperation," said the spokesperson.

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  • ID : 8166543
  • Dateline : Nov 21, 2020/File
  • Location : New Zealand
  • Category : politics
  • Duration : 1'23
  • Audio Language : Nats/Part Mute
  • Source : China Central Television (CCTV),China Global Television Network (CGTN)
  • Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland
  • Published : 2020-11-21 21:28
  • Last Modified : 2020-11-21 21:33:42
  • Version : 1

New Zealand-China/Five Eyes/HK

Chinese Embassy in New Zealand denounces HK-related joint statement by "Five Eyes"

Dateline : Nov 21, 2020/File

Location : New Zealand

Duration : 1'23

  • English


Wellington, New Zealand - Nov 21, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Screenshot of website of Chinese Embassy in New Zealand showing spokesperson's remarks on Joint Statement on Hong Kong by Five Eyes Alliance Countries

FILE: Beijing, China - Date Unknown (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
2. Various of Tian'anmen Square, Chinese national flag
3. Various of Great Hall of People

FILE: Hong Kong, China - June 15, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
4. Various of Central Government Complex

FILE: Hong Kong, China - Date Unknown (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
5. Various of Chinese national flag, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) flag, Golden Bauhinia Square

FILE: Wellington, New Zealand - Date Unknown (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
6. Various of parliament building, national flags of New Zealand
7. Various of buildings, traffic

FILE: Auckland, New Zealand - Date Unknown (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
8. Aerial shots of cityscape


The Chinese Embassy in New Zealand on Saturday expressed strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to the joint statement issued by the U.S.-led "Five Eyes" intelligence alliance over the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), saying it is pure interference in Hong Kong affairs and China's internal affairs.

The Foreign Ministers of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, and the Secretary of State of the United States issued a joint statement on Hong Kong, levying unwarranted accusations on the decision of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC) on the eligibility of the Legislative Council members of the HKSAR, said a spokesperson for the Chinese Embassy in New Zealand, noting that their statement has seriously violated the international law and basic norms governing international relations and grossly interfered in Hong Kong affairs and China's internal affairs.

"The Chinese side is strongly dissatisfied and firmly opposed to it," said the spokesperson.

Hong Kong is a special administrative region of China and Hong Kong affairs are purely China's internal affairs that allow no foreign interference, continued the spokesperson.

The NPC Standing Committee's decision on this matter is a necessary move to uphold and improve the policy of "one country, two systems", implement the Basic Law of the SAR and the law on safeguarding national security in Hong Kong, and maintain the rule of law and constitutional order in the HKSAR, said the spokesperson.

"It is the basic political ethics of all countries for public officials, especially legislators with legislative power, to uphold their country's constitutional laws and be loyal to the motherland. No country will allow them to betray their motherland, to break their oaths, to seek intervention by foreign or overseas powers, or to endanger national security," said the spokesperson.

It is utterly wrong that some countries have repeatedly used the Sino-British Joint Declaration to accuse China of violating international obligations and ignoring legal principles and facts, said the spokesperson.

The Joint Declaration has never conferred any power on the United Kingdom to assume any responsibility over Hong Kong after its return to China and the United Kingdom has no right of "supervision" over Hong Kong after the handover or to use the Joint Declaration as an excuse to interfere in Hong Kong affairs, which are China's internal affairs, said the spokesperson.

"There is no legal basis or position for the 'Five Eyes' to point fingers about Hong Kong affairs," said the spokesperson.

"We urge the so-called 'Five Eyes' and its members to abide by international law and basic norms governing international relations, and to refrain from committing mistakes repeatedly. We also hope that relevant countries will adhere to independent foreign policies, safeguard the political foundation of bilateral relations, refrain from doing bad things that harm friendship, and do more good things such as mutual respect and win-win cooperation," said the spokesperson.

ID : 8166543

Published : 2020-11-21 21:28

Last Modified : 2020-11-21 21:33:42

Source : China Central Television (CCTV),China Global Television Network (CGTN)

Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland

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