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The National People's Congress Adopts Anti-foreign Sanctions Law Tian Feilong Advocates Annex San Ye Guoqian: No need yet

2021-06-10T21:57:38.696Z

The meeting of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress concluded today (10th). The draft "Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law" was passed. The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress said that the law can provide strong legal support and guarantees for the country to counter foreign discriminatory measures in accordance with the law.



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Written by: Wu Zhuo An Lin Jian

2021-06-10 18:16

Last update date: 2021-06-10 18:16

The meeting of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress closed today (10th) and passed the draft "Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law". The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress said that the law can provide strong legal support and guarantees for the country to counter foreign discriminatory measures in accordance with the law. It is described as a substantial response to challenges. , The legal "toolbox" to prevent risks.

Tian Feilong, director of the National Hong Kong and Macau Research Association, received a television interview and believed that the Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law could be included in Annex III of the Basic Law, allowing the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Central Government to safeguard the interests of national development.

Ye Guoqian, representative of the People's Congress of the Port District and the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong, believes that although the specific content of the law has not been announced, he believes that it can provide a legal basis for the central countermeasures, but believes that there is no need to include the law in Annex III for the time being.

Tian Feilong, director of the National Hong Kong and Macau Research Association, received a TV interview and believed that the Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law could be included in Annex III of the Basic Law.

Described as a legal "toolbox" for coping with challenges and preventing risks

The spokesperson of the Legislative Affairs Committee of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress pointed out in his report on the draft that some Western countries, out of political manipulation needs and ideological prejudice, used various excuses such as Xinjiang and Hong Kong to spread rumors, slander and contain and suppress China, especially Violating international law and the basic norms of international relations, in accordance with its own laws, imposes so-called "sanctions" on relevant Chinese state agencies, organizations, and state personnel. The Chinese government has repeatedly announced the implementation of corresponding countermeasures against entities and individuals in relevant countries, "that is, In his own way, he can also treat his body."

The Legal Work Committee also pointed out that before and after the "two sessions" across the country this year, some NPC deputies, members of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and people from all walks of life put forward opinions and suggestions, believing that it is necessary for the country to formulate a special anti-foreign sanctions law to counter foreign discrimination in accordance with the law in China. Sexual measures provide strong legal support and protection, describing the law as a legal "toolbox" for countering sanctions, anti-interference, and countering long-arm jurisdictions, and enriches the legal “toolbox” for coping with challenges and preventing risks.

Ye Guoqian believes that although the specific content of the law has not been announced, he pointed out that the central countermeasures in the past relied on administrative measures and decisions of the people’s congress. He believed that the Countermeasures Law provided a legal basis for countermeasures and described the law as having a good impact on the overall operation of the country (photo by Lu Yiming )

Tian Feilong believes that Hong Kong must cooperate with countermeasures

Tian Feilong said in an interview with "now News" that the "Countermeasures Law" integrates and upgrades countermeasures and authorizes the central government to take national measures that make the other party "more painful" and "more costly." "Legal weapons" are more deterrent.

Tian Feilong believes that it is necessary for Hong Kong to cooperate. For example, the "Countermeasure Law" is included in Annex III of the Basic Law, which "constitutes a Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to safeguard the interests of national development together with the Central Government."

He also pointed out that if it is not included in Annex III, the SAR government can take the initiative to amend or enact laws to counter external sanctions within the scope of autonomy.

Ye Guoqian said that countermeasures have always been taken by the state

Ye Guoqian believes that although the specific content of the law has not been announced, he said that the central countermeasures in the past relied on administrative measures and decisions of the National People's Congress. He believed that the Countermeasures Law gave the countermeasures a legal basis and described the law as having a good impact on the overall operation of the country. It must be included in Annex III. He thinks it is necessary to look at the content of the "Countermeasures Law" first, but believes that there is no need to include the law in Annex III for the time being, because countermeasures have always been taken by the state.

Liu Zhaojia, the vice chairman of the National Association of Hong Kong and Macau Studies, said that he is open to issues and believes that when the central government considers whether to require Hong Kong to cooperate with sanctions, it will also consider Hong Kong's vital interests, because this is a diplomatic act that must be considered comprehensively.

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Liu Zhaojia: Even if there is no national legal center, Hong Kong can be required to cooperate

Liu Zhaojia, the vice chairman of the National Association of Hong Kong and Macau Studies, said that he is open to issues and believes that when the central government considers whether to require Hong Kong to cooperate with sanctions, it will also consider Hong Kong's vital interests, because this is a diplomatic act that must be considered comprehensively.

He pointed out that the SAR's attitude towards European and American sanctions in the past was to "accept it." It was mainly for taking into account the overall situation of Hong Kong's relations with the West. He did not want to have too bad relations with European and American countries, so he would handle it cautiously and retain some diplomatic and political methods, but "I didn't do it before. , Doesn’t mean I won’t do it later.”

He also believes that if the central government really wants the SAR government to cooperate in sanctions, even if there is no national law, it is sufficient to require the SAR to cooperate with administrative orders. There are many things the SAR can do, such as restricting American airlines from opening routes in Hong Kong, Law enforcement agencies refused to cooperate with the United States and so on.

Wang Guangya, the former director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, was asked after the meeting whether the passage of the "Counter-Control Law" would benefit Hong Kong. He pointed out that under the leadership of the country, Hong Kong will definitely get better and better.

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