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Friday, July 19, 2019, 02:24
FM condemns the EU meddling in HK affairs
By Chen Zimo
Friday, July 19, 2019, 02:24 By Chen Zimo

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday strongly rejected the European Parliament’s intervention.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang urged relevant parties not to “embolden” violent acts or individuals that disturb the social order of Hong Kong.

It (the European Parliament’s motion) turned a blind eye to the appalling violence committed by the rioters. It also ignored the assault and trauma suffered by the Hong Kong police.

Spokesperson at the Office of the Commissioner of the Foreign Ministry in Hong Kong

The European Parliament passed a motion on Thursday over Hong Kong’s recent anti-extradition law amendment demonstrations. 

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The motion, tabled by 85 members of the European Parliament, called on the Hong Kong SAR government to drop charges against the “peaceful” protesters, and start an independent investigation into the use of force by its police force.

China hopes that the European Union could fulfill its commitment to the relationship between China and the EU, and make efforts to maintain a healthy and stable development of China-EU relations, said Lu.

Before Lu’s statement, a spokesperson at the Office of the Commissioner of the Foreign Ministry in Hong Kong condemned the motion, saying it turned a blind eye to the appalling violence committed by the rioters. It also ignored the assaults and trauma suffered by the Hong Kong police, the spokesman added.

The spokesman questioned if the members of the parliament have any basic sense of justice, moral principle, or respect for the rule of law, as the motion openly condones the violent and illegal acts and prevents the SAR government from holding the offenders accountable in accordance with the law.

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The spokesperson urged the members of the parliament to stop any irresponsible and groundless accusation and stop interfering in the internal affairs of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and China.

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