[Updated List attached] Chris Patten launched over 200 politicians worldwide to rebuke the “Hong Kong SAR National Security Law” to fully impact the basic freedom of Hong Kong’s autonomous rule of law

[Updated List attached] Chris Patten launched over 200 politicians worldwide to rebuke the “Hong Kong SAR National Security Law” to fully impact the basic freedom of Hong Kong’s autonomous rule of law

Former Hong Kong Governor Chris Patten and former UK Foreign Secretary Malcolm Rifkind initiated the International Joint Statement, criticizing China‘s intention to establish a National Security law in Hong Kong, which flagrantly violated the “Sino-British Joint Declaration“, involving more than 200 politicians, including 17 members of the United States Congress.

The statement signed by more than 200 international politicians (see The list) pointed out that Beijing ’s implementation of the “Hong Kong version of the National Security Law” in Hong Kong is a comprehensive impact on Hong Kong ’s autonomous rule of law and fundamental freedoms, and flagrant violation of the Sino-British Joint Declaration: “If the international community can no longer trust Beijing will keep its promise to Hong Kong, and it is difficult to believe Beijing in other matters. “

Seventeen members of Congress, including President of the United States Senate Intelligence Committee Marco Rubio and Senator Ted Cruz, participated in the joint signing. In addition, 44 members of the UK House of Parliament and 8 members of the House of Lords, as well as politicians in Europe, Asia, Australia and North America, all signed statements.

Rubio said that through this joint statement, many parliamentary politicians from democratic countries expressed their support for Hong Kong’s autonomy and the people of Hong Kong. He also said that politicians from all countries agreed to act and be ready to respond to Beijing ’s violation of the Sino-British Joint Declaration.

Robert Menendez, senior member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, said, “We are all Hong Kong people today,” and refers to all those who support and respect international law, support the people of Hong Kong and “one country, two systems“, and support human rights, democracy and freedom. The behavior is unacceptable.

Malcolm Rifkind, a former UK Foreign Secretary and patron of Hong Kong observers, said that this was the most serious threat to the people of Hong Kong by the Chinese government since 1997. Hong Kong people need and deserve international help and support.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said recently that the issue of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region ’s National Security legislation is purely China’s internal affairs, and no foreign country has the right to intervene. Emphasize that China implements the policy of one country, two systems, and opposes any external forces interfering in Hong Kong affairs.

List of Politicians Worldwide joined the International Joint Statement (Updated)

Alphabetical list of signatories

Rt. Hon Lord Patten of Barnes, former Governor of Hong Kong

Rt. Hon Sir Malcolm Rifkind, former Foreign Secretary and Defence Secretary:

USA

Members of the Senate

Senator Benjamin L Cardin, Ranking Member of the Senate Small Business Committee

Senator Ted Cruz, Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Senator Josh Hawley

Senator Edward J Markey, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy

Senator Robert Menendez, Ranking Member, Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Senator Marco Rubio, Acting Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee

Members of the House of Representatives

Congressman Robert B Aderholt

Congressman Ami Bera, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and Non-proliferation, House Foreign Affairs Committee

Congressman Joaquin Castro, Vice Chairman of the US House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs

Congressman Eliot L Engel, Chairman of US House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs

Congressman Mike Gallagher

Congressman Vicky Hartzler

Congressman Michael T McCaul, ranking member of US House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs

Congressman James McGovern, co-chair of the Congressional Executive Commission on China

Congressman Adam B Schiff, Chairman of the US House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Congressman Adam Smith, Chairman of US House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services

Congressman Christopher Smith, former Chair of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee

Congressman Tom Suozzi

Congressman Ted Yoho, ranking member of the Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and Non-proliferation, US House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs

Former Ambassadors

Grover Joseph Rees, former USA Ambassador to East Timor

Academic

Professor Jerome A. Cohen, Professor of law at New York University School of Law, founding director of its US-Asia Law Institute and adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations

NGO

Garry Kasparov, Chairman of Human Rights Foundation

UK

Members of Parliament

Debbie Abrahams MP, former Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Gareth Bacon MP

Andrew Bowie MP

Andrew Bridgen MP

Anthony Browne MP

Fiona Bruce MP, Chair of the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission

Chris Bryant MP, Member of the UK Foreign Affairs Committee

Alistair Carmichael MP, Liberal Democrats Foreign Affairs Spokesman

Wendy Chamberlain MP

Sarah Champion MP, Chair of the International Development Committee

Daisy Cooper MP

Rt. Hon Ed Davey MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats and former Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

Geraint Davies MP

Dehenna Davison MP

Peter Dowd MP, former Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

Tim Farron MP, former Leader of the Liberal Democrats

Simon Fell MP

Rt. Hon Liam Fox MP, former Defence Secretary and International Trade Secretary

Rt. Hon Damian Green MP, former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for the Cabinet Office

Jonathan Gullis MP

Andrew Gwynne MP, former Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Antony Higginbotham MP

Wera Hobhouse MP

Kevin Hollinrake MP

Christine Jardine MP

Imran Khan MP

Daniel Kawczynski MP

Craig Mackinlay MP

Paul Maynard MP

Stewart M McDonald MP, Member of the UK Foreign Affairs Committee

Gagan Mohindra MP

Layla Moran MP

Kieran Mullen MP

Sarah Olney MP

Tom Randall MP

Rob Roberts MP

Bob Seely MP, Member of the UK Foreign Affairs Committee

Andrew Selous MP

Rt. Hon Sir Iain Duncan Smith MP, former Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Leader of the Conservative Party

Alyn Smith MP, SNP spokesman for International Affairs

Jamie Stone MP

Tom Tugendhat MP, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee

Jamie Wallis MP

James Wild MP

Munira Wilson MP

Members of the House of Lords

Lord Alton of Liverpool

Rt. Hon. Lord Adnois

Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle, former Leader of the Green Party

Rt. Hon Baroness Boothroyd of Sandwell, former Speaker of the House of Commons

Lord Hannay of Chiswick, former UK Ambassador to the United Nations

Baroness Harris of Richmond

Lord Hogan-Howe of Sheffield, former Metropolitan Police Commissioner

Rt. Hon Lord Howard of Lympne, former Home Secretary and Leader of the Conservative Party

Baroness Kennedy QC of the Shaws

Rt. Hon Lord King of Bridgewater, former Defence Secretary and Northern Ireland Secretary

Lord Ricketts, former Permanent Secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and former Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee

Former Members of Parliament

Rt. Hon John Bercow, former Speaker of the House of Commons and former MP

Rt. Hon David Miliband, former Foreign Secretary and MP

Rt. Hon Rory Stewart, former Secretary of State for International Development and former MP

Rt. Hon Jack Straw, former Foreign Secretary, Home Secretary, and Justice Secretary and former MP

Former Ambassadors

Sir David Manning, former UK Ambassador to the United States of America

Members of the Scottish Parliament

Ross Greer MSP, Scottish Green External Affairs Spokesperson

Priest

Fr Timothy Radcliffe, former Master of the Dominican Order Worldwide

EU

Former EU Special Envoys

Jan Figel, former Deputy Prime Minister of Slovakia and EU Special Envoy for Promotion Freedom of Religion or Belief outside of the EU

Members of the European Parliament

Petras Austrevicuis MEP (Renew Europe, Lithuania)

Jose Ramon Bauza Diaz MEP (Renew Europe, Spain)

Francois-Xavier Bellamy MEP (European People’s Party, France)

Vladimír Bilčík MEP (European People’s Party, Slovakia)

Reinhard Buetikofer MEP (Greens, Germany)

Katalin Cseh MEP (Renew Europe, Hungary)

Pascal Durand MEP (Renew Europe, France)

Engin Eroglu MEP (Renew Europe, Germany)

Anna Fotyga MEP, (European Conservatives & Reformists) Poland former Foreign Secretary of Poland

Michael Gahler MEP (European People’s Party, Germany)

Evelyne Gebhardt MEP (Socialists & Democrats, Germany)

Raphaël Glucksmann MEP (Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats, France)

Markéta Gregorová MEP (Greens, Czech Republic)

Bernard Guetta MEP (Renew Europe, France)

Heidi Hautala MEP, Vice President of the European Parliament (Greens/European Free Alliance, Finland)

Rasa Jukneviciene MEP, (European People’s Party, Lithuania) former Minister of Defence of Lithuania and former President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly

Eugen Jurzyca MEP (European Conservatives & Reformists, Slovakia)

Karin Karlsbro MEP (Renew Europe, Sweden)

Moritz Körner MEP (Renew Europe, Germany)

Andrius Kibilius MEP (European People’s Party, Lithuania), former Prime Minister of Lithuania

David Lega MEP (European People’s Party, Sweden)

Miriam Lexmann MEP (European People’s Party, Slovakia)

Javier Nart MEP (Renew Europe, Spain)

Lucia Ďuriš Nicholsonová MEP (European Conservatives & Reformists, Slovakia)

Niklas Nienaß MEP (Greens, Germany), Coordinator in the Committee on Regional Development, Member of the Committee on Culture and Education

Urmas Paet MEP (Renew Europe, Estonia), former Foreign Secretary of Estonia

Guliano Pisapia MEP (Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats, Italy)

Peter Pollák MEP (European People’s Party, Slovakia)

Michaela Šojdrová MEP (European People’s Party, Czech Republic)

Ivan Štefanec MEP (European People’s Party, Slovakia)

Hermann Tertsch MEP, (European Conservatives and Reformists Group, Spain)

Romana Tomc MEP (European People’s Party, Slovenia)

Hilde Vautmans MEP (Renew Europe, Belgium)

Guy Verhofstadt MEP (Renew Europe, Belgium), former Prime Minister of Belgium

Germany

Margarete Bause MP, Green Party Spokeswoman for Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid

Dr Danyal Bayaz MP

Peter Heidt MP

Eckhard Gnodtke MP

Gyde Jensen MP, the Chair of the Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid Committee

Frank Müller-Rosentritt, MdB

Martin Patzelt MP, member of the Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid Committee

Jürgen Trittin MP, former leader of the Greens and former Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety

Sweden

Joar Forssell MP

Hampus Hagman MP

David Josefsson MP

Kerstin Lundgren MP

Frederik Malm MP

Niels Paarup-Petersen MP

Lorentz Tovatt MP

Denmark

Viggo Fischer MP

Ireland

Senator Ronan Mullen

Lithuania

Mantas Adomenas MP

Arvydas Anusauskas MP

Audronius Azubalis MP, former Minister of Foreign Affairs

Laurynas Kasciunas MP

Gabrielius Landsbergis MP

Radvilė Morkunaite-Mikuleniene MP

Emanuelis Zingeris MP, Chair of the Subcommittee on Transatlantic Relations and Democratic Development

Žygimantas Pavilionis MP, former Ambassador of Lithuania to the United States of America

Slovakia

Members of Parliament

Alojz Baránik MP

Ján Benčík MP

Peter Cmorej MP

Ondrej Dostál MP

Gábor Grendel MP, Deputy Speaker

Jarmila Halgašová MP

Radovan Kazda MP

Miroslav Kollár MP

Vladimíra Marcinková MP

Peter Osuský MP

Peter Pollák MP

Juraj Šeliga MP, Deputy Speaker

Andrej Stančík MP

Romana Tabák MP

Marián Viskupič MP

Anna Zemanová MP

Miroslav Žiak MP

Jana Žitňanská MP

Former Member of Parliament

František Šebej, former MP and Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee

Czech Republic

Jan Lipavsky MP

Canada

Members of Parliament

Leona Alleslev, Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party and Shadow Minister of Foreign Affairs

Michael Barrett MP, Shadow Minister for Ethics

James Bezan, MP, Shadow Minister for National Defence

Kenny Chiu MP

Ed Fast MP, Former Minister of International Trade

Garnett Genuis MP, Shadow Minister for Multiculturalism & Canada-China Relations

Pat Kelly MP

Hon. Peter Kent MP, Former Minister of Environment

Erin O’Toole MP, Former Minister for Veterans Affairs

Jeremy Patzer MP

John Williamson MP

Members of the Senate

Senator Leo Housakos, former Speaker of the Senate

Senator Jim Munson

Senator Thanh Hai Ngo

Former Ministers

Irwin Colter, former Minister of Justice and Attorney General

David Kilgour, former Canadian Secretary of State for Asia-Pacific and former MP

Peter Mackay, former Minister of Foreign Affairs Canada

Former Premiers

Bob Rae, former Premier of Ontario and Federal MP

Malaysia

Andrew Khoo, Advocate and Solicitor, High Court of Malaya in Malaysia, former Co-Chair of the Human Rights Committee, Bar Council Malaysia

The Hon. Senator P. Waytha Moorthy

Charles Santiago MP, Chair of ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights

Myanmar

U Kyaw Min San, Member of the Bago Regional Parliament and former legal adviser to the International Commission of Jurists Office

South Korea

Jin-Tae Kim, Member of the National Assembly and former Prosecutor (Chief of the Wonju Public Prosecutor’s Office)

Jung-Hoon Lee, former Ambassador for Human Rights

Yanghee Lee, former UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar; former Chairperson of UN Committee on the Rights of the Child; Professor at Sungkyunkwan University South Korea

Kyung Won Na, member of the National Assembly and former Chair of the Foreign Relations and Unification Committee and floor leader of the main opposition party

Wonsik Shin, Member-elect of the National Assembly and retired Lieutenant General of the ROK Army

India

Dr John Dayal, former President of the All India Catholic Union and Member of the National Integration Council

Indonesia

Rafendi Djamin, former Representative of Indonesia to the ASEAN Inter-Governmental Commission on Human Rights

Yuyun Wahyuningrum, Representative of Indonesia to the ASEAN Inter-Governmental Commission on Human Rights

Japan

Hiroshi Yamada, Member, House of Councilors of Japan

Shiori Yamao, Member, House of Representatives of Japan

Australia

Members of Parliament

Kevin Andrews MP, Former Australian Defence Minister, Chairman of the Human Rights sub-committee of the Australian Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence, and Trade

George Christensen MP, Chair, Parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth

Andrew Hastie MP, Chairman of the Parliamentary Joint Committee for Intelligence and Security, Australia

Ian Goodenough MP

Peter Khalil MP, Member of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence, and Trade

Dr Daniel Mulino MP, Member for Fraser

Dave Sharma MP

Phillip Thompson MP, Member of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

Tim Wilson MP

Members of the Senate

Senator Eric Abetz, former Leader of the Government in the Senate

Senator Alex Antic

Senator Slade Brockman

Senator Matthew Canavan, former Minister for Resources

Senator Claire Chandler

Senator David Fawcett, Chair of the Joint Standing Committee Foreign Affairs, Defence, and Trade, former Assistant Minister for Defence

Senator Kimberley Kitching, Shadow Assistant Minister for Government Accountability and member of the Joint Standing Committee Foreign Affairs, Defence, and Trade

Senator Matthew O’Sullivan

Senator James Paterson

Senator Tony Sheldon

Senator Amanda Stoker

Members of Legislative Assemblies

Vicki Dunne, Deputy Speaker, Legislative Assembly for Australian Capital Territory

Bernie Finn MLC, member of the Victorian Legislative Council (upper house)

Janelle Saffin

Former Members of Parliament

Hon Michael Danby, former member for Melbourne Ports, former Chair of the Joint Standing Committee Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

New Zealand

Simeon Brown MP

Marama Davidson MP, co-leader of the Green Party

Simon O’Connor MP, Chair of the Foreign Affairs, Defence, and Trade Committee

Russia

Vladimir Kara-Murza, Vice-President of the Free Russia Foundation

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