MFA Spokesperson Addresses Questions on US Congressional-Executive Commission on China's HK-related Hearing

  Q: On May 3, the US Congressional-Executive Commission on China held a hearing on "Will the Hong Kong Model Survive? An Assessment 20 Years After the Handover", finding fault with the implementation of "one country, two systems" in Hong Kong over the past 20 years. What is China's response to that?

  A: The relevant hearing constitutes a blatant interference in China's internal affairs including Hong Kong affairs. The Chinese side is strongly dissatisfied with and firmly opposed to it. "One country, two systems", "Hong Kong people administering Hong Kong" and a high degree of autonomy have been earnestly implemented since the return of Hong Kong 20 years ago. It is an undeniable fact for all those without prejudice.

  The so-called commission you mentioned is always biased against China. Defying facts and driven by ulterior motives, the commission claimed at the so-called hearing that the practice of "one country, two systems" in Hong Kong was eroded, and press freedom and judicial independence threatened.

  Hong Kong is a special administrative region of China, and Hong Kong affairs fall totally within China's internal affairs. We are firmly opposed to any country's interference in Hong Kong affairs in any form. The attempts of some individuals in Hong Kong to collude with foreign forces in meddling with Hong Kong affairs will never succeed.

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