U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo accused the Chinese authorities in imposing censorship in Hong Kong in the "Orwellian".
"the Chinese Communist party continues to destroy free Hong Kong. Barely had the ink dried on the repressive national security act, as local authorities in the spirit of Orwell’s Central government has created the office of national security, began to remove books critical of the CCP, from library shelves, banned political slogans and now require schools to censor," the statement says Pompeo.
According to him, until now, Hong Kong has prospered, because there are "allowed for free thinking and freedom of speech at the independent rule of law".
"the United States condemns the repeated failure by Beijing of its obligations under the Sino-British joint Declaration and these latest attacks on rights and freedoms of Hong Kong people", – stated in the document.
British writer of the first half of the twentieth century, George Orwell is known for his works, in which he criticized totalitarianism. One of the most famous was the dystopian novel "1984".
Chinese President XI Jinping signed a decree on the entry into force on 30 June of the law on the protection of national security of Hong Kong. Earlier, the standing Committee of vsekitajsky meeting of national representatives endorsed the law. The law rules related to the prevention, suppression and punishment committed in Hong Kong for four types of crimes, including separatist activities, attempts of Subversion of state power, terrorist activities, conspiracy with foreign States, or abroad, with the aim to compromise national security.
The bill on national security caused discontent of anti-government forces in Hong Kong and some Western officials who see it as a desire by Beijing to tighten control over the autonomy.
Hong Kong came back into the possession of China from Britain in 1997, and has since enjoyed wide autonomy. The Central government of China adhere to the principle of "one country, two systems" in the management of the district. According to the joint Declaration of great Britain and China, Hong Kong will retain broad autonomy until 2047. How will be managed the former British colony after that date are still unknown.