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Ambassador Liu Xiaoming: Hong Kong affairs are purely China's internal affairs, no foreign government or individual has the right to intervene

On 24th October, in the interview with The House Magazine, Ambassador Liu Xiaoming expounded Chinese positions on the political reform and the illegal “Occupy Central” activities in Hong Kong.

Ambassador Liu said, since late September, some people in Hong Kong have illegally blocked streets and boycotted law enforcement by police. Their actions have seriously disrupted Hong Kong’s law and order, poisoned Hong Kong’s economic environment and tarnished Hong Kong’s international image. If unchecked, they will only reverse the progress of democracy in Hong Kong, and even destabilise Hong Kong. Dealing with ‘Occupy Central’ in accordance with the law, maintaining Hong Kong’s stability and preserving its economic environment is in tune with the wishes of the majority of Hong Kong’s people and serves the fundamental interests of all countries, including the UK.

Ambassador Liu stressed that Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region of China. Hong Kong affairs are purely China’s internal affairs. Hong Kong’s political reform must follow the Basic Law and the related decisions of the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress. No foreign government or individual has the right to intervene. He hopes the British government and parliament will understand and respect China’s position and not interfere in the internal affairs of Hong Kong and China by any means. Instead, they should do more to promote Hong Kong’s stability and prosperity as well as the healthy development of China-UK relations.

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