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Remarks by the Spokesperson of the Chinese Mission to the EU over EEAS' Statement on the Conviction of Chinese Citizens on Charges of State Subversion
2016/08/10

On August 5th 2016, the European External Action Service issued a statement on the conviction of Chinese Citizens on charges of state subversion. The Chinese Mission to the EU expresses its strong dissatisfaction over this statement.

China enshrines the principle of rule of law. In China, all people are equal before the law. Anyone who breaks the law shall be brought to justice, regardless of his/her occupation. China's judicial authorities handle cases in accordance with the law, while protecting every legitimate right of the suspects.

As proved by sufficient evidences, the persons in the case mentioned by the EEAS' statement have violated the Chinese law, and they have acknowledged that in public.

By making irresponsible accusation against the normal operation of Chinese judicial authorities, the EU actually goes against the spirit of the rule of law. The EU's statement constitutes serious intervention into China's judicial sovereignty. The Chinese side is firmly opposed to and will not accept this kind of accusation.

We urge the EU side to stop meddling in China's judicial sovereignty and domestic affairs, and to work with China to ensure the healthy development of China-EU relations.

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