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Teresa Cheng said: “Your guess is as good as mine,” External link

economictimesSunday, June 28, 2020 2:13:00 PM CEST

Tam Yiu chung said: “Those who have stirred up trouble and broken this type of law in the past will hopefully watch themselves in the future,” External link

nytimesTuesday, June 30, 2020 8:24:00 AM CEST

Zhao Lijian said: "The US is attempting to obstruct China's legislation for safeguarding national security in the HK SAR [Special Administrative Region] by imposing the so-called sanctions, but it will never succeed," External link

theageTuesday, June 30, 2020 5:26:00 AM CEST

Margaret Ng said: "Once you are able to choose which judges can handle the case, then you no longer have any judicial independence … I think that's quite obvious," External link

deutschewelle-hrTuesday, June 30, 2020 4:58:00 PM CEST

Carrie Lam said: "Once rated as one of the safest cities in the world, security and stability have become relevant concerns," External link

aa-enTuesday, June 30, 2020 3:22:00 PM CEST

Yoshihide Suga said: “We will continue to work with the countries involved to deal with this issue appropriately” External link

expressTuesday, June 30, 2020 8:00:00 AM CEST

Zhao Lijian said: "No matter how vociferous the separatist forces in Hong Kong and how pressured by external anti-China forces, they can't stop China's determination and actions to promote Hong Kong's national security legislation," External link

cnbcTuesday, June 30, 2020 5:28:00 AM CEST

Yoshihide Suga said: "The enactment of the national security law will undermine international confidence in the 'one country, two systems' principle so we will coordinate with countries concerned and deal with the issue appropriately," External link

kyodonewsTuesday, June 30, 2020 7:43:00 AM CEST

Alvin Cheung said (about Hong Kongers): “A national security law was imposed on Hong Kong through a process nobody in Hong Kong had any control over, with content nobody in Hong Kong was privy to. That should put an end to the nation that Hong Kong remains autonomous in any meaningful way,” External link

newsnow-co-ukTuesday, June 30, 2020 6:15:00 AM CEST

Zhao Lijian said (about Hong Kong-related): “We urge the U.S. side to grasp the situation and immediately stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs and China’s internal affairs in any way. It shall not push or implement the negative bill concerning Hong Kong, even less imposing sanctions on the Chinese side based on it. Otherwise China will react firmly with strong countermeasures and the United States shall bear all the consequences,” External link

xinhuanet_enMonday, June 29, 2020 5:46:00 PM CEST

Joshua Rosenzweig said: “As well as rushing this national security law through in a manner that avoids all meaningful public or political scrutiny, the authorities are also trying to justify its necessity on the unsubstantiated pretext that Hong Kong must root out a terrorist threat,” “China’s promise that the national security law will respect human rights is worthless without the legal provisions to guarantee and enforce it. If this law is truly aimed at combating genuine national security threats and terrorism, as Beijing claims, then it must include clear exemptions for the peaceful exercise of rights such as freedom of expression, assembly and association” External link

yubanetTuesday, June 30, 2020 5:03:00 PM CEST

Tsai Ing wen told: “We hope Hong Kong people continue to adhere to the freedom, democracy and human rights that they cherish,” External link

freemalaysiatodayTuesday, June 30, 2020 5:15:00 PM CEST

Reinhard Butikofer stated: “Why are we still talking about a ‘national security law’? That’s not what it is. It is a ‘CCP takes complete control’ law,” External link

theepochtimesMonday, June 29, 2020 6:05:00 PM CEST

Scott Perry told: “We must continue to let China know, and the whole world community needs to let China know, that this is completely unacceptable,” External link

theepochtimesTuesday, June 30, 2020 9:12:00 PM CEST

Nathan Law wrote: "The struggle of Hong Kong people will not stop, it will only continue in a stronger gesture ... Guard my city until the last minute," External link

deutschewelle-bsTuesday, June 30, 2020 8:34:00 AM CEST

Fraser Howie said: “The business community is a cheerleader,” External link

newsnow-co-ukTuesday, June 30, 2020 11:47:00 AM CEST

Michael R Pompeo said (about Hong Kongers): "The Chinese Communist Party’s decision to eviscerate Hong Kong’s freedoms has forced the Trump Administration to re-evaluate its policies toward the territory," External link

financialpostMonday, June 29, 2020 11:03:00 PM CEST

Joshua Wong wrote: "When China now takes an unprecedented move to impose an unpopular law, it's evident that our freedom is on the brink of collapse," "In the face of this imminent threat, HKers and I will strive by all means to safeguard our vanishing liberty. We hope the world can stand with us," External link

rfaMonday, June 29, 2020 6:11:00 PM CEST

Wilson Leung said: "That is just completely contrary to the notions of law that we had in Hong Kong, which is law as an accessible, transparent process, where before you enact a law you discuss, you get the draft out, you debate it," External link

minnesota-publicradioTuesday, June 30, 2020 1:44:00 PM CEST

Boris Johnson said: "This would amount to one of the biggest changes to our visa system in history. If it proves necessary Britain will take this step and take it willingly," External link

aa-enTuesday, June 30, 2020 4:56:00 PM CEST

Wilbur Ross said: “With the Chinese Communist Party’s imposition of new security measures on Hong Kong, the risk that sensitive U.S. technology will be diverted to the People’s Liberation Army or Ministry of State Security has increased, all while undermining the territory’s autonomy,” External link

news-yahooTuesday, June 30, 2020 10:58:00 AM CEST

Donald Trump said: “directly or indirectly involved in eroding Hong Kong’s autonomy,” External link

theepochtimesTuesday, June 30, 2020 7:00:00 AM CEST

Joshua Rosenzweig added: “China’s eagerness to pass this law quickly is also an ominous signal for the legislative elections coming up in Hong Kong in September, with a threat that the security law could be used against pro-democracy candidates” External link

theepochtimesTuesday, June 30, 2020 1:53:00 PM CEST

Carrie Lam said (about Hong Kong-related): “the Hong Kong government will announce it and promulgate it for implementation here, and then I and my senior officials will do our best to respond to everyone’s questions, especially regarding the enforcement of this national law,” External link

washtimesTuesday, June 30, 2020 11:39:00 AM CEST

Tsai Ing wen said: "It's very disappointing that China fails to keep its promises," "The model of 'one country, two systems' doesn't work," External link

deutschewelle-idTuesday, June 30, 2020 12:07:00 PM CEST

Mike Pompeo said (about Hong Kong-related): “We can no longer distinguish between the export of controlled items to Hong Kong or to mainland China,” External link

timesofindiaTuesday, June 30, 2020 2:29:00 AM CEST

Donald Trump said: “My announcement today will affect the full range of agreements that we have with Hong Kong, from our extradition treaty, to our export controls and technologies,” “We will take action to revoke Hong Kong’s preferential treatment as a separate customs and travel territory from the rest of China” External link

thediplomat-netMonday, June 29, 2020 11:59:00 PM CEST

Dominic Raab said (about Hong Kongers): "We've been working very closely with our international partners, with the EU, the G7 and indeed we are raising the issue with likeminded partners in the United Nations Human Rights Council shortly," "We fully intend to see through our offer on BNO [British National Overseas] passport holders in Hong Kong" External link

deutschewelle-enTuesday, June 30, 2020 3:42:00 PM CEST

Zhao Lijian added: “Who will be the targets? Relevant people would know clearly themselves,” External link

timeMonday, June 29, 2020 5:11:00 PM CEST

Charles Mok said: “The US may adopt an all-encompassing definition of what can be regarded as a piece of dual-use technology and when information security products and chip and integrated circuit designs are covered by the ban, then the business of local telecoms carriers, the teaching and research at local universities as well as the operation of R&D centers and data centers will all be crippled,” External link

asiatimesTuesday, June 30, 2020 8:55:00 PM CEST

Joshua Rosenzweig said (about Hong Kongers): “The fact that the Chinese authorities have now passed this law without the people of Hong Kong being able to see it tells you a lot about their intentions,” External link

google-top-storiesTuesday, June 30, 2020 5:17:00 PM CEST

Zhao Lijian said: “Their attempts are doomed to fail. This act will be nothing more than a piece of paper,” External link

xinhuanet_enMonday, June 29, 2020 5:46:00 PM CEST

Dominic Raab added: "We urgently need to see the full legislation, and will use that to determine whether there has been a breach of the Joint Declaration and what further action the UK will take," External link

aa-enTuesday, June 30, 2020 4:56:00 PM CEST

Tam Yiu chung said: “We hope the law will serve as a deterrent to prevent people from stirring up trouble,” External link

nzheraldTuesday, June 30, 2020 11:51:00 AM CEST

Mike Pompeo said: “We cannot risk these items falling into the hands of the People’s Liberation Army, whose primary purpose is to uphold the dictatorship of the (ruling Communist Party) by any means necessary,” External link

deutschewelle-srTuesday, June 30, 2020 7:32:00 AM CEST

Mike Pompeo said: “It gives us no pleasure to take this action, which is a direct consequence of Beijing’s decision to violate its own commitments under the UN-registered Sino-British Joint Declaration,” External link

timesofindiaTuesday, June 30, 2020 2:29:00 AM CEST

Zhao Lijian said: "scheme to obstruct the passage of the Hong Kong national security law will never prevail," External link

deutschewelle-enMonday, June 29, 2020 11:42:00 AM CEST

Martin Jacques said (about Hong Kong-related): “China’s problem is that it has not found a way to develop a more constructive relationship with Hong Kong,” “Beijing is going to need to be a lot more creative and much more reform-minded. It needs to be rethought in a very profound way. So far, I’m not convinced with China’s ability to find a way” External link

asiatimesTuesday, June 30, 2020 11:06:00 AM CEST

Hong Kong-related said (about Hong Kong-related): “If London moves in lockstep with Washington to sanction Hong Kong officials or ban their entry, quite a lot of them and their families will be affected. Yet just like the potential legal ambiguities and even lawsuits that the US sanctions may entail, London will face similar challenges if it bans entry by the family members of these Chinese and Hong Kong officials who are already UK citizens,” External link

asiatimesMonday, June 29, 2020 6:32:00 PM CEST

Joshua Rosenzweig said: "Their aim is to govern Hong Kong through fear from this point forward," External link

rfaTuesday, June 30, 2020 2:05:00 PM CEST

Albert Ho said: “It is a shame that the so-called Hong Kong delegates just let the legislation go through like this,” External link

straitstimesSGMonday, June 29, 2020 5:12:00 AM CEST

Zhao Lijian said (about Hong Kong-related): “As a response to the U.S.’s wrongful decision to impose visa bans on Chinese officials, China decides to impose visa bans on Americans who behave badly in Hong Kong affairs,” External link

ensonhaberMonday, June 29, 2020 1:51:00 PM CEST

Carrie Lam said: "No central government could turn a blind eye to such threats to sovereignty and national security as well as risks of subversion of state power," External link

kyodonewsTuesday, June 30, 2020 3:16:00 PM CEST

Zhao Lijian said: “The U.S. side’s attempt to obstruct China from promoting Hong Kong’s national security legislation through the so-called sanctions will never succeed,” “In response to the above-mentioned wrong behavior of the U.S. side, China has decided to impose visa restrictions on U.S. personnel who perform badly on Hong Kong related issues” External link

washtimesMonday, June 29, 2020 2:29:00 PM CEST

Yoshihide Suga said: "At least for now, we are not at the stage of setting a specific date," External link

kyodonewsTuesday, June 30, 2020 7:43:00 AM CEST

Wilson Leung said: “It has been completely written in Beijing so the definitions and penalties are likely to be much more worrying than what we have experienced in the past,” External link

telegraphTuesday, June 30, 2020 5:09:00 PM CEST

Carrie Lam told: "I think at this moment, it is not appropriate for me to comment on any questions related to the national security law," External link

ibtimesTuesday, June 30, 2020 4:36:00 AM CEST

Joseph Cheng said: “Hong Kong people understand this means the end of the ‘One Country, Two Systems’ model for the territory, and we are now reduced to being a city like on the mainland, like Shenzhen or Shanghai,” External link

nytimesTuesday, June 30, 2020 4:04:00 PM CEST

Agnes Chow wrote: "As one of the founding members, this was a very difficult decision, and I will no longer be involved with international outreach work" External link

thestandard-hkTuesday, June 30, 2020 5:55:00 AM CEST

Mike Pompeo said: "We can no longer distinguish between the export of controlled items to Hong Kong or to mainland China. We cannot risk these items falling into the hands of the People's Liberation Army, whose primary purpose is to uphold the dictatorship of the CCP by any means necessary," External link

kyodonewsTuesday, June 30, 2020 1:18:00 AM CEST

Zhao Lijian said: "stop China's resolute action to advance the legislation. Their attempts are doomed to fail. This act will be nothing more than a piece of paper," External link

globalsecurityTuesday, June 30, 2020 3:44:00 AM CEST

Dominic Raab said: "We are deeply concerned by unconfirmed reports that Beijing has passed the national security law," External link

freemalaysiatodayTuesday, June 30, 2020 5:15:00 PM CEST

Dominic Raab said: “China has ignored its international obligations regarding Hong Kong. This is a grave step, which is deeply troubling,” External link

aa-enTuesday, June 30, 2020 4:56:00 PM CEST

Mike Pompeo declared: “Given Beijing now treats Hong Kong as ‘one country, one system’, so must we,” External link

presstvTuesday, June 30, 2020 4:51:00 AM CEST

Zhao Lijian said: "No matter how rioters and separatists clamor, how external anti-China forces mount pressure, no one can stop China's determination and action to promote national security legislation in Hong Kong," External link

irishsunTuesday, June 30, 2020 3:47:00 AM CEST

Tsai Ing wen said: "Our Taiwan-Hong Kong Services and Exchanges Office will open tomorrow to further facilitate humanitarian aid," External link

deutschewelle-idTuesday, June 30, 2020 12:07:00 PM CEST

Carrie Lam said: “Hong Kong is an inalienable part of China,” External link

theonlinecitizenTuesday, June 30, 2020 2:27:00 PM CEST

Yoshihide Suga said: “The enactment of the national security law undermines the credibility of the ‘one-country, two-systems’ principle,” External link

japantimesTuesday, June 30, 2020 10:55:00 AM CEST

Tian Feilong said: "It means the national security law will become part of the Basic Law and will have the same effect," External link

ecnsTuesday, June 30, 2020 4:29:00 AM CEST

Lau Siu-kai said: “If it has a deterrent effect, then Beijing might not have to do too many prosecutions,” External link

nytimesTuesday, June 30, 2020 6:20:00 AM CEST

Ursula von der Leyen said: “We will pay careful attention on how to respond,” External link

freemalaysiatodayTuesday, June 30, 2020 5:15:00 PM CEST

Zhao Lijian said: “Intimidation will never work on China. The U.S. wants to use the so-called sanctions to obstruct China’s legislation process to safeguard national security in Hong Kong, such attempts stands no chance to succeed. Regarding the rumors by the U.S, China will take necessary retaliatory measures to readily guard our national interests,” External link

dailycallerTuesday, June 30, 2020 7:56:00 PM CEST

Jens Stoltenberg said: "It is clear that China does not share our values - democracy, freedom, and the rule of law" External link

news-yahooTuesday, June 30, 2020 6:03:00 PM CEST

Tam Yiu chung said: "We hope the law will serve as a deterrent to prevent people from stirring up trouble," "Don't let Hong Kong be used as a tool to split the country" External link

washtimesTuesday, June 30, 2020 11:39:00 AM CEST

Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said: “The legislation aims to prevent, curb and punish acts of secession, subversion of state power, terrorist activities These crimes will be clearly defined in the law. We will only target an extremely small minority of people who have [broken] the law,” External link

thestandard-hkTuesday, June 30, 2020 11:58:00 AM CEST

Michael Pompeo said: “The Chinese Communist Party’s threats to retaliate by restricting visas for U.S. citizens exposes once again how Beijing refuses to take responsibility for its own choices,” External link

bnnbloombergTuesday, June 30, 2020 6:31:00 AM CEST

Johannes Chan said: "Once you fall within the minority, none of the human-rights guarantees in the Basic Law or the common law system will apply," External link

nikkei-enMonday, June 29, 2020 4:55:00 PM CEST

Ventus Lau said: "Anyone who says they're not worried is faking it," "But the government has been trying to eradicate [political opposition] since last year without national security legislation, so we have been mentally prepared for this to happen at any time" External link

rfaMonday, June 29, 2020 6:11:00 PM CEST

Zhao Lijian said: "Of course, this is a new measure. We decided to impose visa restrictions on American people who are ill-intentioned on the issue of Hong Kong" External link

globalsecurityTuesday, June 30, 2020 3:44:00 AM CEST

Mike Pompeo said (about Donald Trump): “The Chinese Communist Party’s decision to eviscerate Hong Kong’s freedoms has forced the Trump Administration to re-evaluate its policies toward the territory,” “As Beijing moves forward with passing the national security law, the United States will today end exports of U.S.-origin defense equipment and will take steps toward imposing the same restrictions on U.S. defense and dual-use technologies to Hong Kong as it does for China” External link

theepochtimesTuesday, June 30, 2020 7:00:00 AM CEST

Wilson Leung said: “It’s a very dark day for anyone who is involved in the democracy movement,” External link

telegraphTuesday, June 30, 2020 5:24:00 PM CEST

Zhao Lijian said (about Hong Kong-related): "The US will never succeed in its attempt to obstruct, through so-called sanctions, China's efforts to push forward the national security law for Hong Kong," External link

ecnsTuesday, June 30, 2020 4:29:00 AM CEST

Eric Cheung said: “It is worse than one could have expected,” External link

guardianTuesday, June 30, 2020 9:15:00 PM CEST

Tsai Ing wen said (about Hong Kongers): “I feel extremely disappointed [about the law’s passage], which means China did not keep its promise to Hong Kong,” External link

ChinaPostTuesday, June 30, 2020 12:37:00 PM CEST

Wilbur Ross said: "Further actions to eliminate differential treatment are also being evaluated," External link

news-yahooTuesday, June 30, 2020 12:33:00 AM CEST

Ursula von der Leyen said (about Hong Kongers): "We've made clear on several occasions, including in our direct contacts last week with the Chinese leadership, that the new legislation does not conform with Hong Kong's basic law, nor with China's international commitments," External link

deutschewelle-enTuesday, June 30, 2020 3:42:00 PM CEST

Carrie Lam said: "The National People's Congress is still in a meeting, and on the agenda today there's the relevant national security law for Hong Kong," "At this moment it is inappropriate for me to respond to any questions or give any explanations" External link

bostonglobeTuesday, June 30, 2020 5:44:00 AM CEST

Mr Raab said: "Despite the urging of the international community, Beijing has chosen not to step back from imposing this legislation. China has ignored its international obligations regarding Hong Kong. This is a grave step, which is deeply troubling," External link

bbcTuesday, June 30, 2020 4:48:00 PM CEST

Dennis Kwok said (about Lee Hong): “undignified assault on the freedoms, human rights, and the rule of law of Hong Kong,” External link

theepochtimesTuesday, June 30, 2020 3:31:00 PM CEST

Joshua Rosenzweig said: “The authorities’ assertion that the national security law will only affect a tiny minority is hardly reassuring when the law includes repressive measures that could be used to target literally anyone the government chooses,” External link

globalsecurityTuesday, June 30, 2020 3:44:00 AM CEST

Carrie Lam said: "The legislation aims to prevent, curb and punish acts of secession, subversion of state power, terrorist activities, and collusion with foreign or external forces to endanger national security," "These crimes will be clearly defined in the law. It will only target an extremely small minority of people who have breached the law, while the life and property, basic rights and freedoms of the overwhelming majority of Hong Kong residents will be protected," External link

china.org.cnTuesday, June 30, 2020 2:52:00 PM CEST

Bernard Chan said (about Hong Kong-related): “From every signal that we’ve received so far, the law is going to work within Hong Kong common law system and will cater to Hong Kong’s special needs,” External link

asiatimesTuesday, June 30, 2020 11:06:00 AM CEST

Charles Michel said: "This law risks seriously undermining the high degree of autonomy of Hong Kong and having a detrimental effect on the independence of the judiciary and the rule of law," External link

ndtvnewsTuesday, June 30, 2020 3:06:00 PM CEST

Johannes Chan says: "Effectively, they are imposing the People's Republic of China's criminal system onto the Hong Kong common law system, leaving them with complete discretion to decide who should fall into which system," External link

news-yahooMonday, June 29, 2020 5:54:00 PM CEST

Joshua Rosenzweig said: “The speed and secrecy with which China has pushed through this legislation intensifies the fear that Beijing has calculatingly created a weapon of repression to be used against government critics, including people who are merely expressing their views or protesting peacefully,” External link

apnewsTuesday, June 30, 2020 7:24:00 PM CEST

Joshua Wong told: “I will probably be the prime target of the new law. But what makes me fear is not my potential imprisonment, but the gloomy fact that the new law will be a threat over the city’s future and not just my personal life,” External link

theepochtimesTuesday, June 30, 2020 6:21:00 PM CEST

Wilbur Ross said: “Those are risks the U.S. refuses to accept and have resulted in the revocation of Hong Kong’s special status,” External link

washtimesTuesday, June 30, 2020 7:53:00 PM CEST

Carrie Lam said: "Hong Kong is an inalienable part of China – a special administrative region enjoying a high degree of autonomy which comes directly under the Central Government" External link

aa-enTuesday, June 30, 2020 3:22:00 PM CEST

Claudia Mo said (about Hong Kongers): “The fact that Hong Kong people will only come to know what’s really in this new law after the fact is more than preposterous,” External link

taipeitimesTuesday, June 30, 2020 7:38:00 PM CEST

Mr Raab said: "we fully intend to see through" External link

bbcTuesday, June 30, 2020 4:48:00 PM CEST

Wilbur Ross said: “Commerce Department regulations affording preferential treatment to Hong Kong over China, including the availability of export license exceptions, are suspended,” External link

lahtTuesday, June 30, 2020 3:37:00 AM CEST

Carrie Lam said: "Hong Kong is a free and diversified society. We respect differences in opinion and thrive on reaching consensus. But the 'One Country' principle is non-negotiable and could not be compromised, as without 'One Country', 'Two Systems' will stand on shaky ground and Hong Kong's stability and prosperity will be at risk," External link

china.org.cnTuesday, June 30, 2020 2:52:00 PM CEST

Mike Pompeo said: "The Chinese Communist Party’s threats to retaliate by restricting visas for U.S. citizens exposes once again how Beijing refuses to take responsibility for its own choices," External link

nbcnewsTuesday, June 30, 2020 9:02:00 AM CEST

Mike Pompeo said: “decision to eviscerate Hong Kong’s freedoms,” External link

nypostTuesday, June 30, 2020 6:47:00 PM CEST

Zhao Lijian told (about Hong Kong-related): "The US side's attempt to obstruct China from promoting Hong Kong's national security legislation through the so-called sanctions will never succeed," External link

newsokTuesday, June 30, 2020 8:38:00 AM CEST

Joshua Wong said (about HONG KONG Hong): "If my voice will not be heard soon, I hope that the international community will continue to speak up for Hong Kong and step up concrete efforts to defend our last bit of freedom," External link

illawarramercuryTuesday, June 30, 2020 10:49:00 AM CEST

Ted Yoho told: “They’re [businesses] going to look at how China treats international law and agreements. And they’re going to understand that they cannot just trust the communists,” External link

theepochtimesTuesday, June 30, 2020 9:12:00 PM CEST

Tam Yiu chung said: "We hope that the law will serve as a deterrent to prevent people from creating problems," External link

newsdioTuesday, June 30, 2020 8:54:00 AM CEST

Tian Feilong said: "The maximum sentence would be life imprisonment," External link

globaltimesMonday, June 29, 2020 4:04:00 PM CEST

Tam Yiu chung said: “The law shows that the central government relies, trusts and depends on HKSAR in law enforcement on national security affairs, as the latter bears most of the responsibility,” External link

globaltimesTuesday, June 30, 2020 12:55:00 PM CEST

Tian Feilong said: "The NPC, as the highest State power, has the right to continuously carry out legislation. It is not so that with the Basic Law in place the NPC has no authority or need to continue to perfect the system of special administrative regions," External link

ecnsTuesday, June 30, 2020 4:29:00 AM CEST

Carrie Lam said: "There is no need for us to worry," External link

news-yahooTuesday, June 30, 2020 1:30:00 PM CEST

Mr Raab told: "The success of Hong Kong, the entrepreneurial spirit, the vibrancy, the economic success, has been built on its autonomy in the one country, two systems paradigm," External link

bbcTuesday, June 30, 2020 1:24:00 PM CEST

Bernard Chan said (about Hong Kong-related): “I’m still hopeful that this is more political posturing than actual sanctions. Many of the financial services here are operated by American companies. It will hurt them as much as they hurt Hong Kong. Some American companies are now looking at options in case the US is putting pressure on them to leave. It will be a lose-lose situation,” External link

asiatimesTuesday, June 30, 2020 11:06:00 AM CEST

Mike Pompeo said: "President Trump has made very, very clear to the extent that the Chinese Communist Party treats Hong Kong as it does Shenzhen and Shanghai, we will treat them the same. We have many agreements that are unique between the United States and Hong Kong, separate and different from those we have with Beijing. We will move away from every one of those" External link

globalsecurityTuesday, June 30, 2020 3:44:00 AM CEST

Joshua Rosenzweig said: “Hong Kong stands at the cliff-edge of an uncertain and unsettling future, its freedoms threatened by national security legislation that could override the laws currently protecting the city’s inhabitants from the worst excesses of state-sponsored repression,” External link

yubanetTuesday, June 30, 2020 5:03:00 PM CEST

Joshua Rosenzweig said (about Hong Kongers): “The passing of the national security law is a painful moment for the people of Hong Kong and represents the greatest threat to human rights in the city’s recent history,” External link

newsnow-co-ukTuesday, June 30, 2020 6:15:00 AM CEST

Hu Xijin wrote: “We should let the US know that Chinese people do not fancy visiting the country too much… US politicians should think about how to make America well again before minding others’ business, thank you very much,” External link

asiatimesMonday, June 29, 2020 6:32:00 PM CEST

Dennis Kwok said: “This is the end of ‘one country, two systems,’” External link

theepochtimesTuesday, June 30, 2020 3:31:00 PM CEST

Paul Chan Mo-po argued: "strong side at 7.75 per US dollar," External link

globaltimesSunday, June 28, 2020 8:26:00 PM CEST

Victor Gao said: “If the US really wants to kill the US dollar’s dominance in the world, then they can do this kind of nuclear overkill,” External link

asiatimesTuesday, June 30, 2020 11:06:00 AM CEST

Yoshihide Suga said: “We have watched this issue with great concern and interest,” “And we have repeatedly communicated Japan’s thoughts on the matter to China through various routes” External link

japantimesTuesday, June 30, 2020 10:55:00 AM CEST

Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor told: "I believe the country will take countermeasures when needed and the HKSAR government will fully keep step with [the central government] if the countermeasures proposed by the central government in diplomatic terms require coordinated efforts from the HKSAR government," External link

globaltimesTuesday, June 30, 2020 7:31:00 AM CEST

Carrie Lam asserted: "Legislation to safeguard national security is now urgently needed," External link

aa-enTuesday, June 30, 2020 3:22:00 PM CEST

Mike Pompeo said: “The United States is forced to take this action to protect US national security,” External link

daytondailynewsTuesday, June 30, 2020 4:29:00 AM CEST

Carrie Lam said: “No sort of sanctioning action will ever scare us,” External link

skynewsTuesday, June 30, 2020 2:16:00 PM CEST

Taro Kono said: “If (the news of the security law passage) is true, I can’t help but say it will have a significant impact on Chairman Xi’s planned state visit,” External link

japantimesTuesday, June 30, 2020 10:55:00 AM CEST

Nathan Law said (about Hong Kong-related): “The struggle of Hong Kong people will not stop, it will only continue with a more determined attitude,” External link

illawarramercuryTuesday, June 30, 2020 10:49:00 AM CEST

Carrie Lam said: "In short, the legislation will not undermine 'one country, two systems' and Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy," "The legislation aims to prevent, curb and punish acts of cessation, subversion of state power, terrorist activities and collusion with foreign or external forces to endanger national security. These crimes will be clearly defined in the law," External link

themalaymailonlineTuesday, June 30, 2020 12:33:00 PM CEST

Mike Pompeo said: “Beijing’s disastrous decision is only the latest in a series of actions that fundamentally undermine Hong Kong’s autonomy and freedoms and China’s own promises to the Hong Kong people under the Sino-British Joint Declaration, a U.N.-filed international treaty,” External link

washtimesTuesday, June 30, 2020 7:53:00 PM CEST

Joshua Rosenzweig said: “The Hong Kong authorities are already weaponizing the local law against too many of its citizens ­­– a secretive national security agency simply creates more tools to crack down on human rights and risks turning the city into a police state,” “The already inadequate implementation of safeguards in Hong Kong’s criminal process will be even less effective if mainland-style security agencies are exempted from complying with human rights in line with Hong Kong laws” External link

yubanetTuesday, June 30, 2020 5:03:00 PM CEST

Mike Pompeo said (about Hong Kong-related): "The United States is forced to take this action to protect U.S. national security. We can no longer distinguish between the export of controlled items to Hong Kong or to mainland China," External link

freemalaysiatodayTuesday, June 30, 2020 12:42:00 AM CEST

Joseph Cheng said (about Tam Yiu chung): "It's quite absurd because it appears up until today only one person out of 7 million people in Hong Kong — Tam Yiu-chung the city's only delegate to the National People's Congress Standing Committee — has read the draft," External link

abc-auMonday, June 29, 2020 10:33:00 PM CEST

Carrie Lam said: "I urge the international community to respect our country's right to safeguard national security, and Hong Kong people's aspirations for stability and harmony." External link

irishsunTuesday, June 30, 2020 7:19:00 PM CEST

Benedict Rogers said: "It's profoundly concerning and it's really the biggest crisis Hong Kong has faced in its modern history," External link

nbcnewsTuesday, June 30, 2020 7:03:00 PM CEST

Nancy Pelosi said: “The purpose of this brutal, sweeping law is to frighten, intimidate, and suppress Hongkongers who are peacefully demanding the freedoms that were promised,” External link

theepochtimesTuesday, June 30, 2020 9:12:00 PM CEST

Carrie Lam said: "The legislation aims to prevent, curb and punish acts of secession, subversion of state power, terrorist activities... These crimes will be clearly defined in the law. We will only target an extremely small minority of people who have (broken) the law," External link

globaltimesTuesday, June 30, 2020 12:55:00 PM CEST

Bernard Chan said: “As long as people abide by the law, I suppose we never have to use this piece of legislation,” External link

thestandard-hkMonday, June 29, 2020 6:18:00 AM CEST

Joshua Wong wrote: "I believe at this moment, there are countless pairs of eyes in the world caring about Hong Kong, and gazing at my personal situation under the national security legislation. I will continue to defend my home - Hong Kong - until they silence, obliterate me from this piece of land," External link

newindianexpressTuesday, June 30, 2020 4:53:00 PM CEST

Joshua Wong said: “It marks the end of Hong Kong that the world knew before,” External link

GulfDailyNewsTuesday, June 30, 2020 9:44:00 AM CEST

Jean Pierre Cabestan said: “There was a mood among mainland officials that we needed a second handover of Hong Kong to China, and we’re moving toward that,” External link

economictimesSunday, June 28, 2020 2:13:00 PM CEST

Antony Dapiran said (about Hong Kongers): “It is clear that from today Hong Kong has changed permanently, and perhaps most alarmingly of all is that no one — including our most senior government officials — yet knows precisely in what way,” External link

google-top-storiesTuesday, June 30, 2020 8:46:00 AM CEST

Zhao Lijian said (about Hong Kong-related): “Any effort by the US to hinder Beijing’s introduction of a national security law in Hong Kong would not succeed” External link

turkishpressMonday, June 29, 2020 1:36:00 PM CEST

Yoshihide Suga said: "It would be regrettable if the national security legislation has been enacted (as reported by the media) despite strong concerns by the international community and the people of Hong Kong," External link

kyodonewsTuesday, June 30, 2020 7:43:00 AM CEST

Mike Pompeo said (about Donald Trump): “The Chinese Communist Party’s decision to eviscerate Hong Kong’s freedoms has forced the Trump administration to re-evaluate its policies toward the territory” External link

msn-ukMonday, June 29, 2020 11:20:00 PM CEST

Johannes Chan said: "It is clear that the law will have a severe impact on freedom of expression, if not personal security, on the people of Hong Kong," External link

news-yahooMonday, June 29, 2020 5:54:00 PM CEST

Zhao Lijian said: "In response ... China has decided to impose visa restrictions on US individuals with egregious conduct on HK related issues," External link

presstvMonday, June 29, 2020 1:25:00 PM CEST

Zhao Lijian warned: “China will take necessary retaliatory measures to resolutely safeguard its national interests” External link

financialexpressTuesday, June 30, 2020 7:21:00 PM CEST

Dominic Raab said: “Despite the urging of the international community, Beijing has chosen not to step back from imposing this legislation. China has ignored its international obligations regarding Hong Kong,” External link

theepochtimesTuesday, June 30, 2020 9:12:00 PM CEST

Zhang Xiaoming said: “Hong Kong’s main problem is not an economic one,” External link

nytimesTuesday, June 30, 2020 4:04:00 PM CEST

Nathan Law said: “Hongkongers will now be jailed for saying the wrong words or having wrong thoughts, and as a political figure, I really cannot predict my personal safety,” External link

thestandard-hkTuesday, June 30, 2020 10:28:00 AM CEST

Zhao Lijian said (about Hong Kong-related): "The US attempt to obstruct China's national security legislation for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region by adopting the so-called sanctions will be to no avail," External link

thestandard-hkMonday, June 29, 2020 9:26:00 PM CEST

Carrie Lam noted: "I and the Hong Kong SAR government are determined to capitalize on our strengths, harness the opportunities presented by our country's development and provide Hong Kong people with brighter prospects," External link

china.org.cnTuesday, June 30, 2020 2:52:00 PM CEST

Zhao Lijian added: "Otherwise China will take resolute and powerful response and countermeasures, and the US will take all the consequences," External link

ecnsTuesday, June 30, 2020 4:29:00 AM CEST

Carrie Lam said (about HONG KONG Hong): "The legislation is an important step to improve the 'one country, two systems' institutional system as well as restore stability in Hong Kong society as soon as possible," External link

nikkei-enTuesday, June 30, 2020 6:02:00 PM CEST

Tsai Ing wen told: “It’s very disappointing that China fails to keep its promises,” External link

premiumtimesngTuesday, June 30, 2020 1:12:00 PM CEST

Albert Ho said: "The interpretation of this law rests in the hands of the National People's Congress' Standing Committee," External link

deutschewelle-hrTuesday, June 30, 2020 4:58:00 PM CEST

Joshua Wong said (about Hong Kongers): "The will of Hong Kong will not be frozen by National Security laws or any evil law," External link

nbcnewsTuesday, June 30, 2020 9:02:00 AM CEST

Zhao Lijian said: "The US attempt to block China's efforts to advance the national security legislation for Hong Kong through so-called sanctions is doomed to fail," External link

globaltimesMonday, June 29, 2020 4:04:00 PM CEST

Zhao Lijian said (about Hong Kongers): “To target the US’s above wrongful actions, China has decided to impose visa restrictions against American individuals who have behaved egregiously on matters concerning Hong Kong,” External link

france24-enTuesday, June 30, 2020 5:04:00 AM CEST

Lau Siu-kai said: “Beijing this time has kept its secret very well,” External link

economictimesSunday, June 28, 2020 2:13:00 PM CEST

Martin Schulz added: "Access to the market for Chinese goods could be blocked if [China] will not respect international responsibilities and duties [it] subscribed to," External link

deutschewelle-enTuesday, June 30, 2020 3:42:00 PM CEST

Joshua Wong wrote: “I will continue to defend my home — Hong Kong — until they mute me and eliminate me from this land,” External link

rapplerTuesday, June 30, 2020 7:56:00 AM CEST

Alan Leong said: "The legal firewall, if you like, that separates the two systems [of Hong Kong and Beijing] is now gone," External link

minnesota-publicradioTuesday, June 30, 2020 1:44:00 PM CEST

Carrie Lam said: "All in all these acts have crossed the 'one country' red line and called for resolute action," External link

themalaymailonlineTuesday, June 30, 2020 12:33:00 PM CEST

Zhao Lijian told: “The U.S. wants to use the so-called sanctions to obstruct China’s legislative process to safeguard national security in Hong Kong. Such an attempt stands no chance of succeeding,” External link

news-yahooTuesday, June 30, 2020 10:58:00 AM CEST

Michael Pompeo wrote: “We can no longer distinguish between the export of controlled items to Hong Kong or to mainland China,” “We cannot risk these items falling into the hands of the People’s Liberation Army, whose primary purpose is to uphold the dictatorship of the CCP by any means necessary” External link

kyodonewsTuesday, June 30, 2020 1:18:00 AM CEST

Joshua Rosenzweig said: “represents the greatest threat to human rights in the city’s recent history,” External link

apnewsTuesday, June 30, 2020 7:24:00 PM CEST

Boris Johnson said: "could place them on a route to citizenship," External link

bbcTuesday, June 30, 2020 1:24:00 PM CEST

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  • China’s Parliament Passes Controversial Hong Kong Security Law
  • Hong Kong security law takes aim at protester actions
  • National Security Law is leading Hong Kong's "second return" to China
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  • UN Human Rights Council 44: Cross-regional statement on Hong Kong and Xinjiang
  • China reveals new national security law for Hong Kong to stop 'terrorism' amid international condemnation
  • China imposes feared Hong Kong security law

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