France & EU Statements
UN Human Rights Council 51 : EU Statement
HRC 51 - EU Statement - Item 4: General Debate on Human Rights situations that require the Council’s attention
"[...] In relation to Hong Kong, the EU remains gravely concerned about the repressive National Security (...)
Hong Kong: Statement by the EU Spokesperson on civil and political rights (28 July 2022)
"The EU supports the Human Rights Committee’s recommendations, in particular to repeal both the National Security Law (NSL) and the sedition law, and to refrain, immediately, from applying them."
Hong Kong: Press briefing by the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs Spokesperson (Paris - July 1, 2022)
"We can only lament the fact that the Chinese authorities have not fulfilled their commitments to the Special Administrative Region and the people of Hong Kong 25 years after Hong Kong’s return to China."
G7 leaders’ communique (28 June 2022)
Heads of State and governments of the G7 countries commented on the situation in Hong Kong :
"We call on China to honour its commitments made in the Sino-British Joint Declaration and the Basic Law, which enshrine (...)
Hong Kong - Q&A (13 May 2022)
"The arrest of Hong Kong civil society figures including Cardinal Joseph Zen, lawyer and former lawmaker Margaret Ng and singer Denise Ho sends a troubling signal about the respect for individual liberties enshrined in Hong Kong’s Basic Law. We are monitoring the situation closely and call on Hong Kong’s authorities to respect human rights and fundamental freedoms, particularly the right to a fair trial."
G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on the Hong Kong Chief Executive Selection (09 May 2022)
We, the G7 Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America, and the High Representative of the European Union, underscore our grave concern over the selection process for the Chief Executive in Hong Kong as part of a continued assault on political pluralism and fundamental freedoms.
Hong Kong: Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the Chief Executive election held on 8 May
"Hong Kong’s Election Committee has selected John Lee Ka-chiu, the sole candidate to the post of Chief Executive on 8 May 2022. This was the first selection process since the imposition of the National Security Law (...)
World Press Freedom Day (May 3, 2022)
On this World Press Freedom Day, France expresses its deep concern over growing restrictions on the freedom of the press worldwide and increasingly widespread information manipulation.
Hong Kong - Press briefing by the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs Deputy Spokesperson (Paris - December 30, 2021)
Following the arrest in Hong Kong of several Stand News journalists, the pop star Denise Ho and the lawyer and former Legislative Council member Margaret Ng, does France have any response?
France is concerned (...)
Statement by the High-Representative of the European Union following the Legco elections (20 décembre 2021)
Hong Kong: Statement by HR/VP Josep Borrell on the Legislative Council Election held on 19 December 2021:
Hong Kong’s seventh Legislative Council Election took place on 19 December 2021.This (...)
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