Q: When answering a question in Parliament about Hong Kong, British Prime Minister David Cameron reportedly said that it is important that democracy involves real choices, the UK-China Joint Declaration talks about rights and freedoms, and the UK should stand up for the freedoms of people in Hong Kong guaranteed through the Declaration. What is China's comment on that?
A: Since the return of Hong Kong, the basic rights and freedoms of Hong Kong citizens have been fully guaranteed in accordance with the Basic Law. As long as the constitutional reform in Hong Kong follows the Basic Law and the decision of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, democracy and constitutional development in Hong Kong can make historic progress. Hong Kong is a special administrative region of China, and the affairs of Hong Kong fall totally within China's domestic affairs. No foreign governments or individuals have the right to make irresponsible remarks.