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World Hong Kong: Washington requests a meeting of the UN Security Council, Beijing refuses

10:25  28 may  2020
10:25  28 may  2020 Source:   france24.com

Beijing wants to present a "national security protection" law in Hong Kong

 Beijing wants to present a © REUTERS / Thomas Peter A giant screen shows Chinese President Xi Jinping during the opening session of the National People's Congress on May 21 2020. The annual National People's Congress opens this Friday in Beijing with a little delay due to Coronavirus. However, it should be talked about, since a law on "protecting national security" in Hong Kong should be introduced.

Washington on Wednesday requested an emergency UN meeting over a controversial security law China has proposed for Hong Kong , but Beijing refused to "It has nothing to do with the mandate of the Security Council ." The Beijing legislature is expected on Thursday to move forward on the law

Washington on Wednesday requested an emergency UN meeting over a controversial security law China has proposed for Hong Kong , but Beijing refused to "It has nothing to do with the mandate of the Security Council ." The Beijing legislature is expected on Thursday to move forward on the law

Des manifestants pro-démocratie retenus par la police à Hong Kong, le 27 mai 2020. © Tyrone Siu, Reuters Pro-democracy demonstrators detained by the police in Hong Kong, May 27, 2020.

The United States has demanded Wednesday the immediate holding of a meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss the security bill that Beijing wants to impose on Hong Kong. China, through its ambassador to the UN, rejected the request.

The United States asked Wednesday May 27 for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on a controversial security law wanted by Beijing for Hong Kong . The text is to be examined from Thursday by the Chinese Parliament.

"The United States is deeply concerned about the actions of the Chinese Parliament which fundamentally undermine the high degree of autonomy and freedoms flowing from the Sino-British Declaration of 1984 registered as a treaty by the UN", underlined in a communicated the American mission to the United Nations. She added that it was an "urgent global concern involving international peace and security", and which, in fact, required the immediate attention of the 15 members of the Security Council.

Horror in Hong Kong after Beijing's announcement to impose national security law

 Horror in Hong Kong after Beijing's announcement to impose national security law © REUTERS / Tyrone Siu Activists protest new security laws in Hong Kong, China, May 22, 2020. Tired of demanding the adoption of national security laws according to local procedures, Beijing announced its intention to parachute into the Hong Kong Constitution laws on measures destined to quell any protests. Reactions to Hong Kong and explanations of what lies behind this Beijing announcement.

[UNITED STATES] Washington on Wednesday requested an emergency United Nations ( UN ) meeting over a controversial security law China has proposed for Hong Kong , but Beijing refused to allow it to proceed, according to US diplomats. The US spelled out its desire for the Security Council

China refuses UN Security Council meeting on new Hong Kong security laws. A screen shows the live boardcast of the vote on a proposal to draft a security law on Hong Kong during the closing session of the National People's Congress, at Tsim Sha Tsui district on May 28 in Hong Kong , China.

Rejection from Beijing

Speaking on Twitter, Chinese Ambassador to the United Nations Zhang Jun said that China "categorically rejects (this) baseless request" because the national security bill in Hong Kong falls under internal affairs and is "unrelated to the mandate of the Security Council".

Under new procedures established during the time of the Covid-19 pandemic, all videoconferences of the Security Council are organized on the basis of a consensus among its 15 members. In ordinary times, each member of the Council can oppose a meeting if he obtains 9 votes out of 15 during a procedural vote.

The United States had formally concluded earlier today that Hong Kong no longer enjoys the autonomy promised by China , paving the way for possible trade reprisals, in a first spectacular response to the controversial wanted security law by Beijing.

With AFP and Reuters

Hong Kong: Lam denounces the double language of foreign governments .
HONG-KONG-EVENTS-PHOTO-TV: Hong Kong: Lam denounces the double language of foreign governments © Reuters / Tyrone Siu HONG KONG: LAM DENOUNCES THE DOUBLE LANGUAGE OF FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong executive chief Carrie Lam has accused foreign governments of double talk in China's plans to toughen semi-homeland security laws autonomous, highlighting the violent demonstrations which are shaking the United States.

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