HK people urged to resolutely defend rule of law

Source: Xinhua| 2019-07-29 17:09:14|Editor: huaxia
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BEIJING, July 29 (Xinhua) -- A spokesperson on Monday called on people in Hong Kong to resolutely safeguard the rule of law.

The rule of law is a core value which the people of Hong Kong take pride in, the foundation of Hong Kong's sound business environment, and an important cornerstone for the region to maintain its prosperity and stability, said Yang Guang, spokesperson for the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, at a press conference.

"We cannot just sit by and watch a small group of people recklessly trample on the rule of law," he said, noting that once the backbone of rule of law was shaken, the prosperity and stability of Hong Kong would be in jeopardy.

"The central government firmly supports Chief Executive Carrie Lam leading the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government in the law-based governance, supports the Hong Kong police in their strict law enforcement, supports relevant departments of the SAR government and judicial organs in punishing the violent criminals in accordance with the law, and supports the people who love both our country and Hong Kong in their action to defend the rule of law in the region," said Yang.