A ship carrying the slogan of "celebrating the passage of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR)" sails at the Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong, south China, July 1, 2020. (Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai)

BEIJING, July 3 (Xinhua) -- Some U.S. and Western politicians have recently made false accusations against the Law of the People's Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). Here are one of the rumors they spread, and the facts.

Rumor: The law will make it hard for foreign enterprises in Hong Kong to perform their duties of respecting human rights.

Facts:

-- The law only targets four categories of offences, namely secession, subversion, terrorist activities, and collusion with a foreign country or external elements to endanger national security. These offences are obviously not the kind of acts law-abiding enterprises or residents in Hong Kong would conduct, also not the kind of activities they would participate in. All law-abiding multi-national companies are hoping that Hong Kong can restore stability and order. The implementation of the law will help foreign enterprises in Hong Kong perform their duties of respecting human rights.  ■

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