Commissioner's office of Chinese foreign ministry in Hong Kong says U.S. politicians' remarks "illogical"
Office of the Commissioner of the Chinese Foreign Ministry in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on Tuesday rejected certain U.S. politicians' remarks on recent incidents in Hong Kong as "illogical".
Flags of China and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China flutter on a cloudy day in Hong Kong, China, December 11, 2018. [File Photo: IC]
The commissioner's office expressed strong disapproval of and firm opposition to the concerned U.S. politicians' disregard of facts and basic norms governing international relations and their serious interference in China's domestic affairs, a spokesperson of the commissioner's office said.
The spokesperson pointed out that Hong Kong is a special administrative region of China, and the principle of "one country, two systems," "Hong Kong people administering Hong Kong" and a high degree of autonomy have been fully implemented in Hong Kong since its return to the motherland.
The rights and freedoms of people in Hong Kong have been fully guaranteed in accordance with law, which is a fact acknowledged by anyone who sees the matter without bias, the spokesperson said.
The spokesperson stressed that one must distinguish the expression of demands through peaceful demonstrations and assemblies from violent crimes and acts that challenge the bottom line of "one country, two systems", and the latter must be cracked down in accordance with law.
Certain U.S. politicians glamorized the violent crimes as fighting for human rights and freedom, which is illogical. It reflects their extreme ignorance of Hong Kong's history and reality, as well as their open contempt of the mainstream public opinion of stopping violence, curbing chaos and restoring order, the spokesperson said.
The spokesperson stressed that any acts that interfere with the internal affairs of other countries severely violate international law and hurt the common interests of different countries, thus are the source of instability in the world.
"No matter how they attempt to disguise or use pretexts to cover it up, it will not change the fact of interference," the spokesperson said.
"We will never allow any foreign forces to meddle with Hong Kong affairs and China's internal affairs. We will never allow any damage to China's sovereignty and security, as well as the prosperity and stability of Hong Kong," the spokesperson noted.