Hong Kong – Questions and answers from the press briefing (August 10, 2020)

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Q. Do you have any comments on the arrest of Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai under the guise of security law? A. We learned of the arrest and detention of Jimmy Lai in Hong Kong and the search of the premises of his Apple Daily newspaper on the basis of the National Security Act.

France reaffirms its attachment to the freedom of the press and of opinion in the world. He demands that all of Mr. Lai’s rights be respected.

As the EU has pointed out, respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms is a central principle of the Basic Law and of the “one country, two systems” principle.

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