Reinhard Butikofer says Beijing is “squarely ignoring” its international treaty obligations by proposing a national security law for Hong Kong. Photo: AFPReinhard Butikofer says Beijing is “squarely ignoring” its international treaty obligations by proposing a national security law for Hong Kong. Photo: AFP
Reinhard Butikofer says Beijing is “squarely ignoring” its international treaty obligations by proposing a national security law for Hong Kong. Photo: AFP

China’s leaders ‘arrogant and aggressive’ over Hong Kong security law, EU politician says

  • Beijing has moved ‘beyond being assertive’, says Reinhard Butikofer, chairman of European Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with China
  • Hong Kong’s high level of autonomy ‘not just a unilateral gift from some Beijing communist leader [but] based on an agreement with the British’, he says
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Reinhard Butikofer says Beijing is “squarely ignoring” its international treaty obligations by proposing a national security law for Hong Kong. Photo: AFPReinhard Butikofer says Beijing is “squarely ignoring” its international treaty obligations by proposing a national security law for Hong Kong. Photo: AFP
Reinhard Butikofer says Beijing is “squarely ignoring” its international treaty obligations by proposing a national security law for Hong Kong. Photo: AFP
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