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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Remarks on the UK's Erroneous Comment and Action Concerning Hong Kong
2019/08/10

Q: Spokesperson of the British Foreign Office said that Foreign Secretary Raab had a phone call on August 9 with Chief Executive Carrie Lam of the Hong Kong SAR on the situation in Hong Kong. Does the Chinese side have any comment on that?

A: I'd like to point out that Hong Kong today is a special administrative region of the People's Republic of China. Long gone are the days when it was under British colonial rule. The UK has no sovereignty, jurisdiction or right of supervision over Hong Kong. Affairs of Hong Kong brook no foreign interference. According to the Basic Law, the Central People's Government shall be responsible for the foreign affairs relating to the Hong Kong SAR. It is simply wrong for the British government to directly call Hong Kong's Chief Executive to exert pressure. The Chinese side seriously urges the UK to stop its interference in China's internal affairs and stop making random and inflammatory accusations on Hong Kong.

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