European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao

Statement by the Spokesperson on the decision to ban the Hong Kong National Party

Bruxelles, 24/09/2018 - 14:07, UNIQUE ID: 180924_8
Statements by the Spokesperson

Statement by the Spokesperson on the decision to ban the Hong Kong National Party

The order by the Security Secretary of the Hong Kong Government to ban the Hong Kong National Party limits the freedom of expression and association, as well as political activity in Hong Kong, and risks having a wider negative impact.

Freedom of expression and association are fundamental rights guaranteed by Hong Kong's Bill of Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and should be protected.

The European Union fully abides by its 'One China' policy and supports the 'one country, two systems' principle.

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