Commissioner's Office Urges the US to Stop Condoning Anti-China and Trouble-making Suspects in Hong Kong
2020/02/29
 

The spokesperson of the US State Department made unwarranted remarks and voiced "concern" about the Hong Kong police's recent legal action against Jimmy Lai and several others in accordance with the law. In reply, the spokesperson of the Commissioner's Office expressed strong disapproval and firm opposition, making it clear the US is pointing fingers at the SAR Government's law-based governance on the pretext of human rights and freedom, which is a blatant interference in Hong Kong affairs and in the HKSAR's rule of law and judicial independence.

 

The spokesperson said that Hong Kong is a city governed by the rule of law. No one is above the law, and all individuals should take legal responsibility for their actions. But some American politicians have openly glorified Jimmy Lai and his ilk who have long been engaging in anti-China and trouble-making activities in Hong Kong as "advocates for civil liberties and democracy", while acting as the judge and firing accusations at the Hong Kong police who have taken the action against the suspects in strict accordance with the law. It has only again laid bare these politicians' flagrant disregard for the law and insidious motivation to endorse the troublemakers in Hong Kong.


 

The spokesperson emphasized that China is firmly committed to safeguarding national sovereignty, security and development interests, and to opposing any external interference in Hong Kong affairs. We again urge the US side to immediate stop condoning anti-China suspects who have tried to mess up Hong Kong, stop undermining the rule of law and judicial independence in the HKSAR, and stop meddling with Hong Kong affairs and China's internal affairs as a whole. Otherwise, the Chinese people, including our Hong Kong compatriots, will definitely fight back.

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