China ur­gently sum­mons US diplo­mats over in­ter­fer­ence

Global Times US Edition - - TOPNEWS - By Li Ruo­han

China on Thurs­day ur­gently sum­moned se­nior of­fi­cials from the US con­sulate gen­eral in Hong Kong and lodged stern rep­re­sen­ta­tions over the con­tact be­tween US con­sulate of­fi­cials and Hong Kong se­ces­sion­ist forces.

Joshua Wong, who fre­quently col­lude with overseas anti-china forces to smear the im­age of China and the Hong Kong Spe­cial Ad­min­is­tra­tive Re­gion, ad­mit­ted his in­ter­ac­tions with of­fi­cials from the US con­sulate gen­eral on Tues­day, Hong Kong-based news­pa­per Ta Kung Pao re­ported.

The news­pa­per said Wong met with Julie Eadeh, po­lit­i­cal unit chief of the con­sulate gen­eral on Tues­day and dis­cussed is­sues such as ban­ning US ex­ports of equip­ment to Hong Kong po­lice.

Of­fi­cials from Com­mis­sioner’s Of­fice of China’s For­eign Min­istry in Hong Kong have de­manded the US con­sulate gen­eral clar­ify the con­tact while ex­press­ing strong dis­con­tent and res­o­lute op­po­si­tion to the in­ter­fer­ence by the diplo­mat.

In a state­ment re­leased on Thurs­day, the com­mis­sioner’s of­fice also urged of­fi­cials from the US con­sulate gen­eral to draw a clear line with Hong Kong se­ces­sion­ist forces, stop send­ing wrong sig­nals to the rad­i­cal protesters in­dulged in vi­o­lence and im­me­di­ately stop in­ter­fer­ing in Hong Kong af­fairs.

“Do not go too far on the wrong path,” it warned.

The con­tact be­tween the anti-china force and a US diplo­mat is “solid ev­i­dence” the US is be­hind the ri­ots in Hong Kong, Li Haidong, a pro­fes­sor with the China For­eign Af­fairs Univer­sity’s In­sti­tute of Internatio­nal Re­la­tions in Bei­jing, told the Global Times.

Eadeh was in­volved in plot­ting sub­ver­sive ac­tions un­der the name of hu­man rights and democ­racy while she was sta­tioned in the Mid­dle East as a diplo­mat, said Ta Kung Pao.

She has worked for the US Bureau of Democ­racy, Hu­man Rights, and La­bor, which pre­vi­ously re­leased the so-called hu­man rights re­ports on China and the Hong Kong Spe­cial Ad­min­is­tra­tive Re­gion.

The meet­ing at such a crit­i­cal mo­ment shows that the US is us­ing the chaotic sit­u­a­tion to launch a color revo­lu­tion in Hong Kong so that it could ben­e­fit from the dis­or­der and bet­ter serve its strat­egy to con­tain China, Li noted.

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