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Hong Kong: Council expresses grave concern over national security law

28 July 2020

Following an initial discussion in the Foreign Affairs Council on 13 July 2020, the Council on 28 July adopted conclusions expressing grave concern over the national security legislation for Hong Kong adopted by the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress on 30 June 2020.

The conclusions restate the EU's support for Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy under the ‘One Country, Two Systems’ principle, and its solidarity with the people of Hong Kong, whilst setting out a coordinated response package of measures in various fields.

Full press release and conclusions available here.