Hong Kong government urges U.K. to handle National Security Act case involving 3 men fairly

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13th May 2024 – (London) The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) has responded to the recent announcement by the British police regarding the charging of three men for violating the U.K. National Security Act. In light of this development, the HKSAR Government has issued a statement expressing its concerns and demanding the U.K. Government to provide full details of the alleged matter.

The Chinese Embassy in the United Kingdom (UK) has also released a statement, making serious representations to the U.K. side regarding this case. The HKSAR Government has urged the U.K. Government to share all relevant information related to the alleged matter and is currently awaiting a response.

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in London plays a crucial role in maintaining close communication with various local entities, including the government, business community, think tanks, and other sectors. Its mission is to strengthen bilateral ties between Hong Kong and the UK in areas such as trade, investment, arts, culture, and more. Additionally, it aims to enhance the understanding of Hong Kong’s unique strengths among local individuals and enterprises while promoting the economic and trade interests of Hong Kong.

Given the gravity of the situation, the HKSAR Government has emphasized the importance of fair treatment by the U.K. side. It has called for the effective protection of the legitimate rights and interests of the Office Manager from the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office who is alleged to be involved in the case. Furthermore, the HKSAR Government has emphasized the need to ensure that the normal operations of the Economic and Trade Office are not adversely affected.