NPC Spokesman on Falun Gong Activities in HK

Chinese top legislature said Sunday it believes that the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) will properly handle the Falun Gong issue strictly according to law.

Zeng Jianhui, spokesman of the Fourth Session of the Ninth National People's Congress (NPC), made the remark at a press conference in a response to a question over activities of Falun Gong followers in Hong Kong.

"We believe that the government of the HKSAR will deal with the Falun Gong issue in strict accordance with the 'one country, two systems" principle, the Basic Law of the HKSAR, and other laws of that special administrative region from the standpoint of protecting the interests of Hong Kong citizens."

He said the NPC has been "very much concerned" about the recent Falun Gong activities in the HKSAR.

(People's Daily 03/04/2001)