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Monday, October 24, 2016, 19:16

HK stability: Beijing slams Taiwan’s meddling


HK stability: Beijing slams Taiwan’s meddling
This undated photo shows the State Council’s Taiwan Affairs Office spokesman An Fengshan speaking to the press. (Provided to China Daily)

HONG KONG - The Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council (TAO) blasted some separatist organizations in Taiwan for intervening in the implementation of the "One Country, Two Systems" principle in Hong Kong, urging a halt to any activities that will jeopardized Hong Kong's stability and prosperity.

Taiwan separatist groups invited the two disgraced lawmakers-elect from Hong Kong for an “academic exchange”

The TAO was responding to a recent incident in which Taiwan separatist groups had invited the two disgraced lawmakers-elect – Youngspiration's Sixtus Leung Chung-hang and Yau Wai-ching – from Hong Kong for an “academic exchange”.

TAO spokesman An Fengshan said in a briefing to the press that the authority was highly concerned about the situation. He said the central government opposes any form of intervention in Hong Kong's "One Country, Two Systems" principle.

He voiced strong opposition to activities that aim at separating the country. "Such notions will never succeed and will face objection from people from the mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong," An said.

An said that the implementation of "One Country, Two Systems" in Hong Kong has received support from various sectors in Hong Kong and recognition from the international community.

He stressed “Taiwan independence” and “Hong Kong independence” advocates will not be accepted by people from both places.

The event that Leung and Yau attended was organized by the Graduate Student Association of the National Taiwan University, and was attended by about 60 university students and reporters.

Leung and Yau were widely criticized for altering the text of the oath to insult the Chinese nation and displaying separatism banners during the Legislative Council's swearing-in ceremony on Oct 12.

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