EYEAFRICA TV: Beijing, China: U.S. President Donald Trump signing the so-called “Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019” into law on Wednesday is a stark hegemonic move which China firmly opposes, said Geng Shuang, a spokesman of China’s Foreign Ministry, on Thursday.
Geng made the remarks at a press briefing held in Beijing, saying that the “the U.S. signing of the so-called ‘Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 into law seriously interferes in Hong Kong affairs, seriously interferes in China’s internal affairs, seriously violates international law and the basic norms of international relations, and is a stark hegemonic move. The Chinese government and people firmly oppose it. China has lodged solemn representations and strong protests to the U.S. side.”
“Since Hong Kong’s return to the motherland, the success of the ‘one country, two systems’ principle has been universally recognized. Hong Kong residents enjoy unprecedented democratic rights according to law. The United States, in disregard of facts and distorting right and wrong, openly supported violent criminals who rampantly smashed facilities, assaulted innocent civilians, trampled on the rule of law and jeopardized social order. The egregious and malicious nature of its intentions is fully revealed. Its very aim is to undermine Hong Kong’s stability and prosperity, sabotage the practice of ‘one country, two systems’ and the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation,” said Geng.
China sternly warns the U.S. that Hong Kong is part of China, Geng said, Hong Kong affairs are purely China’s internal affairs, and no foreign government or force has the right to interfere in.
“This so-called law will only further expose the malicious and hegemonic nature of the United States’ intentions to the Chinese people, including Hong Kong compatriots. And the Chinese people will only stand in greater solidarity. The U.S. plot is doomed to fail. The Chinese government unswervingly opposes any external force interfering in Hong Kong affairs, implements the principle of ‘one country, two systems’ and safeguards national sovereignty, security and development interests. China urges the U.S. not to cling obstinately to a wrong course, otherwise China will take firm countermeasures, and the U.S. will have to bear all the ensuing consequences,” said Geng.