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Thursday, October 13, 2016, 22:04

Britain urged to stop interfering in HK affairs

By Xinhua

BEIJING - Beijing on Thursday urged the British government to stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang made the remarks at a daily press briefing in response to a half-year report on Hong Kong released by the British government recently.

"Hong Kong is a special administrative region of China. Hong Kong affairs belong to China's domestic affairs and any foreign countries has no right to interfere," said Geng. "We demand that the British side be cautious in words and deeds, and stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs."

Geng said the policy of "One Country, Two Systems" has scored remarkable achievements since Hong Kong's return to the motherland in 1997.

The policies of "One Country, Two Systems," "Hong Kong people governing Hong Kong," and a high degree of autonomy have been fully implemented, he said.

The central government has strictly followed the Constitution and the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China, and given full support to the chief executive and the SAR government in governance according to law, he said, adding that the Hong Kong people enjoy full rights and freedom in accordance with law.

Also on Thursday, a spokesman for the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of China in the HKSAR said "I want to reiterate that Hong Kong is a special administrative region of China. Hong Kong affairs are purely internal affairs of China. Foreign governments have no rights to interfere in."

The spokesman said since its return to the motherland, the "One Country, Two Systems" principle and the Basic Law have been successfully implemented in Hong Kong. Hong Kong has maintained prosperity and stability, and Hong Kong people have enjoyed full rights and freedom".

"The resolution of the central government to implement 'One Country, Two Systems' principle is unshakable and will not change."

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