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Chinese Embassy Spokesperson's Remarks on Australia's Accusations and Measures with regard to Hong Kong

2020-07-09

China strongly deplores and opposes the groundless accusations and measures announced by the Australian government with regard to Hong Kong, which is a serious violation of international law and basic norms governing international relations, and a gross interference in China's internal affairs.

As we have repeatedly stated that the Law on Safeguarding National Security in the HKSAR will strengthen Hong Kong's legal framework, ensure social order, improve business environment, contribute to Hong Kong's long-term prosperity and stability and the steady implementation of “One country, Two systems” principle. It will not affect the legitimate rights and interests enjoyed by Hong Kong residents and foreign institutions and personnel in the HKSAR.

Hong Kong affairs are China’s internal affairs. The Australian side has been clanking that they oppose “foreign interference”. However they have blatantly interfered in China’s internal affairs by making irresponsible remarks on Hong Kong related issues. Its hypocrisy and double standard is exposed in full.

The Chinese government remains firm in its resolve to safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interests, and to oppose any foreign interference in Hong Kong affairs. We urge the Australian side to immediately stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs and China's internal affairs under any pretext or in any way. Otherwise it will lead to nothing but lifting a rock only to hit its own feet.

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