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Germany protects activists from Hong Kong - Beijing upset

China's state and party leadership accuses the Federal government of interference in the internal Affairs of China. Two refugee activists from Hong Kong have f

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Germany protects activists from Hong Kong - Beijing upset

China's state and party leadership accuses the Federal government of interference in the internal Affairs of China. Two refugee activists from Hong Kong have found protection in Germany.

in The case of two Hong Kong political activists who have received asylum in Germany, makes for Trouble in the Chinese state and party leadership. Lu Kang, spokesman of the Chinese foreign Ministry, criticized the Federal government in a press conference in focus. Germany had to stop, in any Form, in China's Affairs.

Punished for striving for independence

the Background is the case of two men from Hong Kong. The two mid-twenty year olds were a few years ago active in a group that campaigns for the independence of Hong Kong. For this they were indicted, placed on Taiwan to Germany. There you have claims to asylum. International media had first reported about the case.

The two refer to themselves as the first political refugees from Hong Kong in Europe. The Federal government is not a and went directly to the case of the Hong Kong refugees. A spokesman for the foreign office said, the Federal government, the "growing concern" that the space for Opposition and freedom of expression and freedom of the press in Hong Kong were diminishing.

Since the return of the British colony to China in 1997, the metropolis of Hong Kong is in accordance with the principle of "one country, two systems" Autonomous under Chinese sovereignty reigns.

in Hong Kong itself, the case causes a stir. Pro-democratic politicians declared that the Whole show that other States were, increasingly, the rule of law in Hong Kong in question. A Deputy close to the government in Beijing, accused the two refugee activists, to have the Germans led astray.

subtle changes

For years, the political and social influence to mainland China on the actually Autonomous Hong Kong. Since the end of the British colonial principle of "One country, two systems" will be eroded, according to critics increasingly. In fact, the rule of law from the rule of law, freedom of expression and freedom of the press for years. Since a few weeks a planned new law on Extradition provides for a sensation. It enters into force, the threat of political activists from Hong Kong, the deportation to mainland China and a punishment there, is the fear of many.

protection for Hong Kong activists: China's leaders criticized the Federal government
Steffen root, ARD Shanghai
23.05.2019 14:14 PM

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