German Chancellor said the principle of ‘one country, two systems’ is being eroded following Beijing’s imposition of the new national security law
She also said the EU must speak with one voice to China if it wants to achieve ambitious deals that secure the bloc’s interests
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday expressed concern over the “erosion” of Hong Kong’s autonomy and the principle of “one country, two systems” following Beijing’s imposition of the new national security law.
Merkel stressed that Germany would focus on dialogue in dealing with China as Hong Kong police started enforcing the sweeping legislation against political dissents in the city.
“Based on an open dialogue, we also speak about the rule of law and human rights, as well as the future of Hong Kong where we are concerned that the important principle of one ‘country, two systems’ is being eroded,” Merkel told Bundesrat upper house on Friday.