Don’t Sup­port ‘Hong Kong In­de­pen­dence Forces: China To Other Coun­tries

SPE­CIAL AD­MIN­IS­TRA­TIVE RE­GION OF CHINA AND ITS AF­FAIRS FALL WITHIN CHINA’S DO­MES­TIC DO­MAIN, SAYS SPOKESPER­SON

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China has asked rel­e­vant coun­tries to be cau­tious with their words and ac­tions, and not to of­fer any sup­port to forces ad­vo­cat­ing “Hong Kong in­de­pen­dence.” Chi­nese For­eign Min­istry spokesper­son Lu Kang made the re­marks at a reg­u­lar brief­ing when com­ment­ing on re­ports say­ing that Britain that it recog­nised the right of China’s Na­tional Peo­ple’s Con­gress Stand­ing Com­mit­tee to in­ter­pret the Ba­sic Law of Hong Kong SAR and ex­pressed con­cern on re­cent de­vel­op­ments in Hong Kong’s Leg­isla­tive Coun­cil (LegCo) and the tim­ing of the in­ter­pre­ta­tion. The spokesper­son of the US State De­part­ment had said it was “dis­ap­pointed” by re­cent de­vel­op­ments con­cern­ing the LegCo. Mr Lu said that the heinous move by forces ad­vo­cat­ing “Hong Kong in­de­pen­dence,” at­tempt­ing to split the coun­try and pub­licly seek­ing ex­ter­nal sup­port was the big­gest threat to the “one coun­try, two sys­tems”. On Mon­day, China’s top leg­is­la­ture adopted an in­ter­pre­ta­tion to Ar­ti­cle 104 of the Ba­sic Law of Hong Kong Spe­cial Ad­min­is­tra­tive Re­gion (SAR), clar­i­fy­ing the im­pli­ca­tions and re­quire­ments of the oaths taken by leg­is­la­tors-elect. Mr Lu said that Hong Kong is a spe­cial ad­min­is­tra­tive re­gion of China, and its af­fairs fall within China’s do­mes­tic do­main.

The adop­tion of the in­ter­pre­ta­tion was a move made by China’s top leg­is­la­ture to ex­er­cise its law­ful right en­dowed by the Ba­sic Law of the Hong Kong SAR and to ful­fill its con­sti­tu­tional re­spon­si­bil­ity.

“It is com­pletely within China’s sovereignty and other coun­tries have no right to in­ter­fere.” He said, “We de­mand all rel­e­vant coun­tries to honour their open com­mit­ments, mind their own words and deeds, not in­ter­fere in Hong Kong’s do­mes­tic af­fairs nor give sup­port to ‘Hong Kong in­de­pen­dence’ forces.”

We de­mand all rel­e­vant coun­tries to honour their open com­mit­ments, mind their own words and deeds, not in­ter­fere in Hong Kong’s do­mes­tic af­fairs nor give sup­port to ‘Hong Kong in­de­pen­dence’ forcesLu Kang Chi­nese For­eign Min­istry spokesper­son

Lu Kang.

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