Chinese ambassador urges Britain to immediately stop any interference in Hong Kong

Source: Xinhua| 2019-11-21 16:37:23|Editor: huaxia
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LONDON, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Ambassador to Britain Liu Xiaoming has met with British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, urging the British side to immediately stop any form of interference in Hong Kong affairs, according to a statement released by the Chinese embassy on Wednesday.

During his meeting with Raab on Tuesday, Liu emphasized that the nature of the situation in Hong Kong has nothing to do with the so-called democracy or freedom claimed by some Western politicians and media.

The nature of the issue is that extreme violent offenders have trampled on rule of law, disrupted public order, severely undermined the prosperity and stability in Hong Kong, and challenged the principled bottom line of "one country, two systems," said Liu.

Their behavior is purely extreme violence and criminal offence, he added.

Liu also urged the British side to have a clear understanding of the current situation in Hong Kong, immediately stop condoning extreme, violent offences, and immediately stop interference in Hong Kong affairs, which are China's internal affairs, according to the statement.