Press Briefing by Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany (Hong Kong Excerpts)

White House

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany | 7/31/2020

Issued on: July 31, 2020

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

10:54 A.M. EDT


Q: Kayleigh, thank you. Does the President support the Chinese-backed Hong Kong government in delaying their elections?

MS. MCENANY: Yeah, so I do have an answer for you on the Hong Kong elections: We condemn the Hong Kong government’s decision to postpone for one year its legislative council elections and to disqualify opposition candidates. This action undermines the democratic processes and freedoms that have underpinned Hong Kong’s prosperity. And this is only the most recent in a growing list of broken promises by Beijing, which promised autonomy and freedoms to the Hong Kong people until 2047 in the Sino-British Joint Declaration.