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美共和議員就羅哲斯一事發聲明 籲各方向中國及港府施壓

2017/10/13 — 13:16

來源:美國國會及行政當局中國委員會

來源:美國國會及行政當局中國委員會

美國國會及行政當局中國委員會(CECC)共同主席,美國國會共和黨眾議員史密斯 (Chris Smith) 發表聲明,譴責香港及北京當局,禁止英國保守黨人權事務委員會副主席羅哲斯(Benedict Rogers) 訪港。

聲明指,此事明顯對香港自治權有重大打撃。雖然北京指此事為「中國內部事務」,但香港的自治權和自由受到國際條約(中央聯合聲明)保障。因此,此事令國際關注,尤其是中國積極地侵蝕香港的泛民主派聲音。

史密斯稱,此事明顯違反了《基本法》,更令所有在港有利益的國家及企業感到心寒。各方必須齊心協力向中國領導人及香港政府施壓,令香港仍有別於中國大陸,擁有法治及確保的權利。

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聲明全文:

This is another audacious blow to Hong Kong's autonomy. I am shocked and saddened that the Chinese government is warning foreigners about who they can meet in Hong Kong and then openly admitting complicity in barring Benedict Rogers from entry to the city. Beijing claims that this is an ‘internal matter,’ but Hong Kong’s autonomy and freedoms are guaranteed by international treaty, so thus are a global concern—particularly as China seeks to actively erode pro-democracy voices in the city. This incident is a breach of the Basic Law and it must send a chill through all corporations and countries that have an interest in maintaining Hong Kong’s freedoms. There must be a concerted effort to push back with the leaders in Beijing and the government in Hong Kong. We all have a stake in ensuring Hong Kong remains an open city, with the rule of law and guaranteed rights currently unavailable in Mainland China.

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