G7 foreign ministers have criticized the appointment of John Lee as Hong Kong’s new Chief Executive. “We are deeply concerned about this steady erosion of political and civil rights and Hong Kong’s autonomy,” the foreign ministries of the G7 nations said Monday. We urge the new Chief Executive to respect protected rights and freedoms in Hong Kong, as provided for in the Basic Law, and ensure the court system upholds the rule of law. The G7 includes France, Italy, Canada, Japan, Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom.
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