The national security law for HKSAR does not violate the Sino-British Joint Declaration as the UK has no more rights of sovereignty, jurisdiction or supervision over Hong Kong after its return in 1997, when all the provisions involving the British side had been fulfilled, said the Chinese Foreign Ministry in a statement on Thursday.
China's basic policies on Hong Kong, which have been reflected in the Basic Law formulated by the National People's Congress, are not a commitment to the UK. These policies have not been changed, and will be continiously adhered to by China, the statement said.
The Chinese government governs Hong Kong following the Constitution of China and the Basic Law of Hong Kong, the statement stressed.
The foreign ministry published a statement in its official website to refute groundless accusations made by Western media on Hong Kong, Xinjiang and COVID-19 pandemic, and detail the facts of human rights in China.