Beijing's failure to respect the Basic Law and the Joint Declaration after the handover would go against the interests of the international community and international organisations says Charles Adams, assistant director of the Asia and Pacific Department of the International Monetary Fund. Mr Adams said he welcomed a commitment by the mainland to the Basic Law and added the outlook for Hong Kong was clearly optimistic. He said the continued prosperity of Hong Kong was in the interest of China, and the international community as a whole. A continuously successful and dynamic Hong Kong was wanted on all sides, and he stressed the IMF believed that China had made clear its intention to retain a one country, two systems policy. 'I would imagine that certain fund members would raise concerns [if China reneged on the Basic Law] about this, and the fund obviously has an interest in the maintenance of the system of Hong Kong,' Mr Adams said. He added: 'In terms of the way you deal with these things, you deal with these things in the best way you see fit. 'The fund sees that the international community has an interest in seeing these things work out.' He said China had made a 'very strong vocal reaffirmation of the principle of one country, two systems'. 'The international community, including the international organisations, all have a very strong interest in Hong Kong's future - an interest in which China has as well,' he said. He said the IMF continued to be supportive of the mainland's economic reforms.