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Germany Announces Response to China’s Hong Kong Security Law

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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, visited his British counterpart Dominic Raab in London on Wednesday. If necessary, Germany would implement measures without the support of other EU countries, said the Foreign Minister.

The United States recently demanded the immediate closure of the Chinese consulate general in Houston.

Germany wants to react to the controversial Chinese security law for Hong Kong, if necessary, independently of other EU countries. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas announced this during a visit to Great Britain. As planned measures, he named the simplification of the entry for Hong Kong Chinese, an export freeze for certain armaments, scholarship programs for scientists, artists or journalists threatened by the law as well as an end of the extradition agreement with Hong Kong.

Berlin and Paris had already put these proposals up for discussion among the EU foreign ministers. After meeting his British colleague Dominic Raab at his country home in Chevening near London, Maas made it clear.

“We want to get this on the way with as many European countries as possible. But Germany will definitely implement the suggestions we made with France,” said the foreign minister.

“If the principle of ‘one country, two systems’ is eroded by the security law, this will also have an impact on our relationship with Hong Kong and China.”

China is heavily criticized internationally for its Hong Kong policy. The new security law was adopted by Beijing in late June. It is directed in Hong Kong against activities that China regards as subversive, separatist, or terrorist.

US demands closing of Chinese consulate general in Houston

The United States had immediately asked China to close the Chinese consulate general in the Texas city of Houston on Tuesday. “We have ordered the closure of the Consulate General of the PRC in Houston to protect American intellectual property and private information,” said Morgan Ortagus, a spokeswoman for the US State Department, in a statement. In addition to the tough Chinese approach in Hong Kong and Xinjiang, the US is also criticizing China’s handling of the Corona virus outbreak and Beijing’s trade policy.

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