We call on the Chinese and Hong Kong authorities to restore confidence in Hong Kong political institutions and end unnecessary repression and protection of the rights and freedoms of those who promote democratic values., The foreign ministers of Germany, Canada, the United States, France, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom said in a joint statement.
Chinese authorities want to impose electoral reform on the former British colony, which will allow it to veto candidates in favor of pro-democratic opposition candidates.
Targeted by Western critics, China defended its project by presenting it as a second
Punch Is required
Effectively stopping the confusion In Hong Kong following a controversial national security law last year.
This law is intended Regain control of semi-autonomous territory And ending pro-democracy protests is already condemned by Western sanctions and the G7.
G7 ministers in their joint statement
Chinese officials have expressed deep concern over the decision to undermine the democratic foundations of the electoral system in Hong Kong., According to a version of text published by the US State Department and translated by Agency France-Presse.
Such action strongly underscores the determination of Chinese officials to dispel dissent and views in Hong Kong., They explain.
Electoral Reform The Chinese Parliament voted in favor
Mass arrests of pro-democracy activists and politicians undermine high levels of autonomy Planned for the former British colony by Beijing’s international commitments.
It also cuts down on the political plural And
Reduce freedom of expression.