The genie of Western fake, false and fictional propaganda against China has once again come out from the old bottle. The Chinese government is now busy in preparation of Beijing Winter Olympics which will be started on February 4, 2022 and the Western political jugglers have once again started circus to defame China and its numerous national policies and integrated measures to maintain law and order and stability.
In modern civilization the concept of national security is sacred and supreme. Western perpetuated colonization and Chinese ancient philosophy of shared prosperity have been portraying two different schools of taught and civil orientations. Thus forces of propaganda and prosperity has been at eye-ball-to-eye 2 and Western sponsored schemes against Chinese development is now at flee and they do not have moral grounds or economic strength to compete China. Thus has again started series of propagandas.
In addition to this most recently, the European Parliament (EP) has adopted a new resolution on Hong Kong, advocating tough measures be taken over the government’s crackdown on the city’s press freedom.
The 28-point resolution passed with broad support in the plenary session in Strasbourg, with 578 members of Parliament voting to adopt it and 29 voting against it; 73 abstained.
Frankly speaking, the measures are not binding, but are a set of recommendations to the European Commission (EC) and the Council of the European Union (CEU) based on the prevalent mood in the Parliament. But it has one thing common which comprising of fake news dissemination.
The law makers called for both the EU institutions and its 27 member states to decline invitations to attend the Beijing Winter Olympics “unless the Chinese government demonstrates a verifiable improvement” in its human rights record. Thus clearly shows its ill intentions and biased attitude towards China and its people alike.
However, this seems unlikely to gain unanimous support across the EU. The Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis accepted an invitation from Chinese leader Xi Jinping to attend the Games.
The Chinese mission to the EU termed the resolution as “a blatant violation of basic norms governing international relations and the spirit of rule of law and a gross interference in China’s internal affairs thus strongly rejected the said notion.
On its part, China firmly opposes the politicisation of sports. Politically driven attempts to disrupt, obstruct and sabotage the preparation and holding of the Beijing Winter Olympics are extremely irresponsible.
Unfortunately, while addressing the debate on behalf of the European Commission, commissioner for financial stability Mairead McGuinness described the national security law as “draconian and urged an intensified response through increasing support to civil society, including those outside Hong Kong and the media, promoting freedom of expression, facilitating mobility, as well as ensuring observation of the trials of pro-democracy activists.
The EP adopted a so-called Hong Kong-related resolution, pointing a finger at Hong Kong affairs, discrediting China wantonly, calling for sanctions on officials from the Chinese central government and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government, and even arrogantly urging China to abolish the national security law for Hong Kong. It also asked the EU to boycott the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.
The Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) has firmly rejected and strongly condemned the so-called Hong Kong-related resolution of the European Parliament. It condemned the resolution for smearing “one country, two systems,” wantonly interfering in China’s internal affairs. It labeled it as violation of international law and the basic norms governing international relations.
According to spokesperson any external forces interfering in Hong Kong affairs and repeatedly staging such self-deceiving political farces are doomed to failure. It seems that the EP once again judged others’ democracy with condensation and interfered in China’s internal affairs including Hong Kong affairs, which is unacceptable.
The spokesperson stressed that the development of China-EU cooperation is an overwhelming trend, and the prosperity and stability of Hong Kong bear on the interests of more than 2,300 EU enterprises and 350,000 EU citizens in Hong Kong. In this context, he urged that some European politicians to grasp the situation, respect the facts, and not to lift the stone only to drop it on their own feet.
The commissioner’s office also criticized the resolution for smearing Hong Kong’s democracy and freedom, for calling for sanctions against the central government and HKSAR government officials, and for asking for a boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games.
It elaborated that the EP has repeatedly smeared Hong Kong and attacked China under the pretext of so-called ‘democracy and freedom’ for a publicity stunt which should be amended. So the EP should change course, stop the political hysteria against China and China’s HKSAR, stop bullying acts of threatening to impose sanctions, and stop interfering in China’s internal affairs including Hong Kong affairs in any form.
On its part, the HKSAR government also voiced strong opposition to the EP resolution, saying European Parliament made baseless allegations and smeared the rule of law, freedom and democratic development in Hong Kong. It despised the suggestions and pledged to safeguard national security.
Shockingly, the EP lawmakers also demanded the repeal of the National Security Law and urged the European Council to introduce targeted sanctions against Chinese central government and HKSAR officials, as well as put in place diplomatic and political boycotts of the upcoming Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.
A spokesperson of the office condemned the accusations and said measures including the National Security Law and improvement of Hong Kong’s electoral system have brought stability and prosperity back to the city, which had plunged in chaos, and put its democratic development back on track. The Chinese government is the designer, builder, promoter and defender of Hong Kong’s democratic system.
Moreover, the mission urged the European Parliament to stop meddling in China’s internal affairs and disturbing China-EU relations. I term the European Union resolution as act of arrogance, ignorance and shamelessness.
In the near past, the parliament also adopted a resolution on Hong Kong affairs. The newly adopted resolution is an updated version, with few new content, including calling a review of the EU’s support for Hong Kong’s seat at the WTO, accusing China of coercing and intimidating Lithuania. These politicians used to be mediocre on the political arena, but they have found the code to unlock more popularity playing the anti-China card. So they play it in a more extreme and arrogant way.
Over the past year, the European Parliament has successively put forward “anti-China resolutions” on issues of China’s Xinjiang, Taiwan and Hong Kong. The number of resolutions related to Taiwan has reached a dozen.
It seems that EU does not understand or have no interest in understanding the real situation of Xinjiang, Taiwan and Hong Kong, nor do they care about the lives of people there. It indicates that the European Parliament has degenerated into a place that gathers a cohort of radical anti-China politicians. They have created a production line of “anti-China resolutions.” However, the so-called resolutions packaged by lies will be finally crushed by facts.
They are attempting to strengthen their presence and attract attention to improve their influence by showing an anti-China stance, while other members of the European Parliament are easily misled, making the parliament collectively blind. Poisoned by them, the European Parliament’s understanding and basic judgment about China easily go wrong.
To conclude this anti-China parliament members cannot hurt China. There are more than 2,300 European companies and 350,000 European citizens in Hong Kong. In 2020, China surpassed the US as the EU’s largest trading partner, with trade worth 586 billion euros ($711 billion), of which total trade between Hong Kong and the EU reached 54 billion euros.
This resolution has certain political interests; these anti-China politicians have agitated the European parliament to paralyze the process of the China-EU Comprehensive Investment Agreement. They would rather take the EU’s interests as cannon fodder to be pawns of Washington’s Indo-Pacific Strategy.
It true that since the implementation of the national security law for Hong Kong and the improvement of the electoral system, Hong Kong has gotten rid of violence and turmoil. Interestingly, the crime rate has dropped significantly, and the number of companies stationed in Hong Kong reached 9,049 in 2021, which is a new record. Thus European Union propaganda does not have any substance and is just spreading darkness of ignorance, arrogance and political isolation.
Contrary to European Union tall claims on so-called restrictions of media freedom the number of media outlets and media practitioners has increased in Hong Kong.
Moreover, it pinpointed lack of democracy in Hong Kong but totally ignored that it did not have any democracy under British rule which shows inbuilt spirits of hypocrisy, hatred, bias and prejudice against China, its people and its booming economy.
Chinese authorities has firmly rejected the so-called Hong Kong-related resolution of the European Parliament (EP) which smeared Hong Kong’s democracy and freedom, calling it a “a piece of waste paper and a joke.”
We fully endorse Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian statement on this issue because despite constant western propaganda Hong Kong has put again on the path of stability and economic sustainability.
In this connection, the implementation of the national security law for Hong Kong has further transformed its political system which has now further been democratized, safe and stable.
European Union has shameful past in terms of human rights especially in Subcontinent and African regions in which they blasted human spirits through torture, genocides and ethnic cleansing. Even most Spanish Parliament voted overwhelmingly to reject a request by the Catalan authorities to hold a referendum on independence on 9 November. Thus human rights issue is zero-sum game and EP should stay away from this against China.
Unfortunately, due to Western sponsored proxies Hong Kong was remained an unstable region in the past. Consequently, the central government acted decisively in adopting the national security law for the HKSAR, improving Hong Kong’s electoral system, and firmly implementing the principle of “patriots administering Hong Kong.” These measures made Hong Kong transform from chaos to stability and prosperity, and brought Hong Kong’s democratic development back on track. Hong Kong has since taken on a new look of sound and effective governance.
We conclude that the EP resolution is against the international law and basic norms governing international relations thus it should stop interfering in Hong Kong SAR’s rule of law and judicial independence. It should also stop denigrating and distorting “one country, two systems,” and stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs and China’s internal affairs, and stop damaging the normal atmosphere of China-EU relations.