MFA Spokesperson Addresses Questions on EU's 2016 Annual Report on Hong Kong

  Q: It is reported that on 26 April, the EU released the 2016 Annual Report on the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the 2016 Annual Report on the Macao Special Administrative Region, in which it made comments on Hong Kong and Macao affairs. What is China's response?

  Spokesperson: Since the return of Hong Kong and Macao, the practice of "one country, two systems" has achieved enormous success. It is widely recognized that the system of special administrative regions stipulated by the Constitution and the Basic Laws has run effectively, and Hong Kong and Macao have maintained prosperity and stability. The determination of the Chinese government to adhere to "one country, two systems", "Hong Kong people administering Hong Kong", "Macao people administering Macao" and a high degree of autonomy is unwavering and will not change.

  We always firmly object to the regular release of the so-called annual reports by the EU after the return of Hong Kong and Macao. We require the EU to stop the wrong practice and its interference in Hong Kong and Macao affairs, and do more to develop China-EU relations instead.

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