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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei's Remarks on Six-Monthly Report to Parliament on Hong Kong Published by UK
2016/02/12

Q: The UK government just released the latest Six-Monthly Report to Parliament on Hong Kong. What is your comment?

A: Since the return of Hong Kong, "one country, two systems" has been proved to be a great success, and is recognized by the world. The Chinese central government has been earnestly implementing the principles of "one country, two systems", "Hong Kong people governing Hong Kong", and its high degree of autonomy, strictly following the Basic Law, and fully supporting the Chief Executive and the SAR government in administering law-based governance. Hong Kong continues to enjoy prosperity and stability, and Hong Kong residents enjoy every right and freedom they are entitled to in accordance with the law. The Chinese government is resolute in carrying forward "one country, two systems" and this resolve is subject to no change.

The UK government interfered in Hong Kong affairs and made groundless accusations against China by issuing the so-called Six-Monthly Report to Parliament on Hong Kong. We are strongly dissatisfied with and firmly opposed to that. I would like to reiterate that Hong Kong is China's Special Administrative Region. Hong Kong affairs are China's domestic affairs in which no foreign country has the right to interfere. The so-called "responsibility" that the British side claimed to have over Hong Kong does not exist. We ask the British side to mind its words and actions and stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs.

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