The Supreme Legislature of China stated that Hong Kong courts have no power to decide the constitutionality of legislation under the city's basic law, which includes a proposed ban on face masks.
Beijing insists that it has the sole power to rule on constitutional issues in the region.
The statement came a day after the Hong Kong Supreme Court ruled that the ban on wearing face masks during public demonstrations that shook the financial hub for more than five months was unconstitutional.
"Whether the laws of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region are in accordance with Hong Kong's basic law can only be assessed and decided by the National People's Congress Standing Committee," said Jian Tiewei, spokesman for the Chinese Legislative Commission. another authority has no authority to make decisions and decisions. "
Jian stated that the decision" greatly weakened the management "of Hong Kong CEO Kari Lam and the city government.
Hong Kong chief executive officer Kari Lam Pre lodges banning face masks as democracy demonstrations escalate.The protesters use masks to hide their identities in public.The proposal was widely criticized by supporters of the anti-government movement who saw it as a risk to protesters.
On Monday Hong Kong's Supreme Court has ruled that extraordinary colonial-era laws that were revived to justify the ban on masks are "Incompatible with the Basic Law," the mini-constitution under which Hong Ong was returned to China in 1997  China's statement comes amid chaos in Hong Kong, where protesters against democracy leaked five months. For the past 24 hours, police have been running battles with protesters trapped on campus. The Polytechnic University was surrounded by a security border Tuesday morning. At night, several groups of protesters were greeted with tear gas as they tried to escape. Police said protesters inside had no choice but to surrender.