Hong Kong chief Carrie Lam accused overseas governments of “double requirements” of their response to Beijing’s plans to impose nationwide safety legal guidelines on the town, pointing to anti-police brutality protests in america.
In her first public look after Washington mentioned it can take away Hong Kong’s preferential remedy in US regulation in response to Beijing’s proposal, Lam warned nations threatening actions towards the town they might harm their very own pursuits.
“They’re very involved about their very own nationwide safety, however on our nationwide safety…they appear via tinted glasses,” Lam advised a weekly information convention.
“Within the US we see how the riots had been being dealt with by the native governments, in comparison with the stance they adopted when virtually the identical riots occurred in Hong Kong final 12 months.”
Having misplaced endurance with Hong Kong after large-scale and often-violent pro-democracy protests final 12 months plunged the Chinese language-ruled metropolis into its greatest disaster in many years, Beijing authorities final month superior plans to introduce legal guidelines tackling secession, subversion, terrorism and overseas interference.