Hong Kong, November 19 (Xinhua) - The Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong (HSAR) Government strongly condemned to the Joint Declaration of Exterior Ministers of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Great Britain and the United States in which a deliberate misrepresentation was carried out with respect to a recent decision of the Standing Committee of the National Popular Congress (NPC) on the qualification of the members of the Legislative Council of H tar (Legco).

These comments, irresponsible to the point of malice, are a flagrant interference test in Hong Kong's affairs that are China's spacious internal affairs, a spokesperson said of the Government of Hncus on Thursday.

Jure Loyalty to the country's system and the defense of State laws is an international standard for public officials and any breach of the oath will not be tolerated, said the spokesman .

publicly criticizing the resolved action of the central government and the Government of H tar to disqualify four Legco members who have been confirmed in accordance with the law of violating their oath , the five ministers of Foreign Affairs are clearly applying double standards, the spokesman said.

Four members of the sixth LEGCO term, namely Alvin Yeung, Kwok Ka-ki, Dennis Kwok and Kenneth Leung, presented the nomination to run for the general election of 2020 Leggo that originally scheduled for September 6, its nominations were invalidated by the Return Officers (ROS) before the end of the nomination period, and therefore lost the rating to run for the election of the seventh LEGCO.

The ROS ruled that the behavior of these four people did not meet the requirement of the Ordinance of the Legislative Council to defend the basic law and promise loyalty to the HKSAR from China.

This is obviously sensitive and logical, said the spokesman, emphasizing that if it is that it is not suitable to be the choice for Leggo, it must continue that they are not also Suitable for continuing to perform their functions as Legco members.

As the problem involves the decision of the NPC Standing Committee carried out on August 11 and its interpretation of Article 104 of the Basic Law, the HSAR Government does not He was able to decide the rating of the four members on his own and, therefore, requested the Central Government to invite the PNU Standing Committee to resolve the problem of a constitutional perspective, the spokesman said.

The decision made by the NPC Standing Committee on November 11 is constitutional, legal and necessary. Ensures the faithful implementation of "a country, two systems" and safeguard the constitutional order of the H tupa, the spokesman said, adding that it is not about "destroying" a country, two systems "or a high degree of autonomy" as claimed For a few.

The decision does not affect rights and freedom, including freedom of expression and freedom of press, enjoyed by Hong Kong residents, the spokesman said. , emphasizing that the HKSAR government denounced any irresponsible observation by foreign political figures.

The HKSAR Government solemnly remembered the international community that foreign governments should stop their alarmism and interfere in any form in the internal affairs of HKSAR and urged them Respect the attached importance to peace, stability and prosperity of the peoples of Hong Kong under the principle of "a country, two systems," the spokesman said. EndItem

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