Spokesperson of the Commissioner's Office urges British politicians to stop distorting the truth

On April 2, the spokesperson of the Commissioner's Office expressed strong disapproval of and firm opposition to the irresponsible remarks about China's countermeasures against US restrictions on Chinese media agencies in the letters between Benedict Rogers, a die-hard anti-China activist anxious to sow trouble in Hong Kong and founder of Hong Kong Watch, and a certain British politician.


The spokesperson pointed out that the announcement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China that the relevant journalists of US citizenship will not be allowed to continue working as journalists in the People's Republic of China, including its Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions, is a necessary and reciprocal countermeasure China is compelled to take in response to the US oppression of Chinese media organizations there. The decision falls within the Central Government's purview over foreign affairs in accordance with the "One Country, Two Systems" and the Basic Law, and is completely legitimate, fair and reasonable. By turning a blind eye to the discrimination, unwarranted restrictions and exclusion Chinese media agencies and journalists are subject to in the US, and instead distorting the truth and accusing China of undermining the freedom of the press and the high level of autonomy in Hong Kong, the British politicians have again revealed their hypocrisy and double standards.


The spokesperson reiterated that Hong Kong is part of China. We urge the British politicians to respect the facts, correct their mistakes, and immediately stop meddling with Hong Kong affairs and China's internal affairs at large under any pretext and in any way.

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