The Hong Kong Government arrested a number of Members and opposition figures on August 30. The EU and the United States responded to the incident, saying that the situation in Hong Kong is worrying and called on the Hong Kong Government to respect the freedom of the people to gather and express their opinions. The Government also criticized the strategy of arbitrarily arresting opposition figures for affecting the status of the rule of law in Hong Kong.
Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini said after attending the EU foreign ministers meeting in Finland on the 30th that the situation in Hong Kong in the past few hours is very worrying. The EU hopes that the Hong Kong government can respect the assembly, demonstrations and performances. Freedom of speech. She also pointed out that the EU will continue to communicate with the Hong Kong government in public and private, and cooperate with all parties to avoid the deterioration of the situation.
Bloomberg quoted a White House official as referring to the Donald Trump government’s opposition to any freedom to prevent Hong Kong citizens from expressing their opinions and gatherings. The official described the Hong Kong Government’s arbitrary arrest of opposition figures as a means of a totalitarian state. Hong Kong has always pursued the rule of law but adopted this strategy. The situation is worrying.
In addition, Senate Democratic Party leader Chuck Schumer wrote a message on Twitter asking the Senate to discuss and vote on the Hong Kong Bill of Rights and Democracy as soon as possible after the resumption of the Senate, sending a signal to Chinese President Xi Jinping.