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HKMAO: Anti-China group in HK shall be held accountable

This file photo taken on June 29, 2020 shows a billboard promoting the Law of the People's Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) in the Central district in Hong Kong. (WANG SHEN / XINHUA)

BEIJING – The anti-China group "Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China" shall be held accountable under the law, even after its dissolution, a central government spokesperson said Saturday.

The group's collapse was inevitable, and the central government firmly supports the HKSAR authorities in continuing their investigation into the group's activities under the law, the HKMAO spokesperson said

The spokesperson made the remarks when commenting on a dissolution announcement from the anti-China group.

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The group's collapse was inevitable, and the central government firmly supports Hong Kong Special Administrative Region authorities in continuing their investigation into the group's activities under the law, said the spokesperson from the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council.

Noting that the group had been pursuing the goal of subversion, inciting hostility towards the Communist Party of China and the central government, and colluding with external forces to impose pressure and sanctions on Hong Kong-related affairs, the spokesperson said its activities have gravely endangered national security.

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Moreover, the group and its core members were still active after the National Security Law in Hong Kong entered into force, the spokesperson said, adding that they must be punished according to the law as a warning to others.