UPDATED 10:45 AM PT — Saturday, May 30, 2020
North Korea has voiced its support for China’s controversial new national security law, which was imposed on Hong Kong this week.
The country’s state media released a video on Saturday, saying their government fully backs the new measures. They went on to call the move a “legitimate step” towards safeguarding the region and its citizens.
A government official suggested other nations should stop trying to get involved.
“Since the Hong Kong issue is an issue pertaining thoroughly to the internal affairs of China, any country or force has no rights to say this or that about the issue,” stated the spokesperson. “We categorically reject the outside interference detrimental to the security and the social, economic development of Hong Kong.”
North Korea has repeatedly supported China in the past, embracing the ‘one country, two systems’ policy.