Zhambyl Akhmetbekov, secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist People's Party of Kazakhstan, receives an exclusive interview with Xinhua in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, Dec. 4, 2019. Zhambyl Akhmetbekov said the so-called Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 signed by the United States is an interference in China's internal affairs. (Photo by Kalizhan Ospanov/Xinhua)
BEIJING, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- Politicians, party leaders and experts worldwide have lashed out at the so-called Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 signed by the United States.
The U.S. move interferes in China's internal affairs, breaches international law, and negatively affects its relations with China, as well as worldwide peace and stability, they said.
The so-called Hong Kong act is an interference in China's internal affairs, said Zhambyl Akhmetbekov, secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist People's Party of Kazakhstan.
"This is, of course, unacceptable as it violates the international law," he said.
Ahmad Jawad, central secretary on information of Pakistan's ruling party Tehreek-e-Insaf, said that "some Western countries and Western media keep double standards on the Hong Kong issue, and they pick and choose what they are going to pay attention to."
The protests have disastrously damaged Hong Kong's economy, and "no country in the world can allow these things," he added.
Chandra Prakash Mainali, general secretary of the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist), said that the U.S. interference in Hong Kong "is a gross violation of sovereignty of China," whose "real intention is to interfere in China and to obstruct its development."
Hong Kong plays an important role in the world, and solutions can only be reached "within the basic law," he added.
Francesco Maringio, president of the Italy-China Association for the Promotion of the Silk Road, said that Western media have remained silent on the violence of protesters, who have attacked public offices, ordinary citizens, police officers, and journalists, which "precludes a factual interpretation of the situation" in Hong Kong.
U.S. interference "must be stopped," he said, adding that the United States needs to respect "the international law and the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of a country."