The HKSAR Government has arrested eight overseas Hong Kong people on the grounds of violating the Hong Kong National Security Law. Republican Senator Marco Rubio, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, reiterated his call on the State Department not to invite Chief Executive Lee Ka-chiu to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit in California in November.
Four members of the U.S. Congress, including Marco Rubio, sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in early June, expressing concern about plans to invite Lee to the United States to the APEC summit, saying that inviting Lee to APEC meetings due to the Hong Kong government's violent crackdown on peaceful protesters in 4 sends a dire signal to human rights abusers around the world.
On July 7, the National Security Department of the police announced that it was 3 million yuan each and wanted eight people in foreign countries involved in violating the Hong Kong National Security Law. (Photo by Chen Haoran)
The National Security Department of the Hong Kong Police announced on Monday (3rd) that it has each offered a reward of HK$100 million to arrest 8 Hong Kong people overseas, including Kwok Fung-yee, executive director of the Hong Kong Democracy Council (HKDC), an American Hong Kong people's organization. According to Radio Free Asia, Rubio once again called on the U.S. State Department not to invite Lee to attend the APEC summit.
Lee Ka-chiu has also been asked more than once whether he will attend the APEC summit at the end of the year, and he responded that the APEC meeting has its own rules and customs. Hong Kong has always participated in the meeting in the name of Hong Kong, China, which is also a member of the APEC meeting, and it is the responsibility of the organisers to extend invitations, and the HKSAR will attend the APEC meeting in accordance with these rules and customs.
In addition, the Radio Free Asia report also pointed out that following the US State Department, Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Foreign Relations Committee, also issued a statement to condemn it, saying that if anyone is curious about what the world ruled by the CCP will become, just look at Hong Kong.
McCall also said that the CCP has destroyed all freedoms in Hong Kong in only two years, clearly violating the agreement with Britain and Hong Kong; Now a wanted warrant has been issued, arguing that the CCP wants to ensure that no one can feel safe in front of the Beijing regime, and emphasizing that the incident underscores why it is necessary to stand with Hong Kong around the world against the CCP's malicious influence.
Human rights organizations signed a request to ban Li Jiachao from entering the United States to attend APEC meetingsUS Consul General Mei Rurui: The United States attaches importance to the identity of APEC host country has not decided on the target of the invitation to Sino-US relations|Li Jiachao: Hong Kong's advantages will continue to be unchanged did not respond to whether he would attend APEC, Li Jiachao was not invited to participate in the APEC summit for the time being, Yip Liu Shuyi: The United States can suspend sanctions, and the US State Department said that it did not decide whether to invite Li Jiachao to APEC Previously, the reply was a wrong version, and US lawmakers advocated banning Li Jiachao from the APEC summit Beijing: I believe that the United States will ensure that all representatives attending the meeting, US lawmakers urge Washington not to invite Li Jiachao to APEC Chief Executive Office: Safeguarding national security is justified Reuters: US bipartisan lawmakers urge Li Jiachao to attend the APEC summit in the United States