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Adopt an objective and fair position on Hong Kong: Wang

By MO JINGXI | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2019-08-21 17:26
State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (C), ROK Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha (L) and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono shake hands ahead the ninth trilateral foreign ministers' meeting among China, the Republic of Korea and Japan in Beijing, August 21, 2019. [Photo by Zou Hong/chinadaily.com.cn]

State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Wednesday that relevant parties should adopt an objective and fair position on the situation in Hong Kong, urging them to understand and support the Special Administrative Region government's efforts to stop violence and end chaos.

He made the comment during the ninth trilateral foreign ministers' meeting among China, the Republic of Korea and Japan.

In response to inquiries from ROK Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, Wang presented the development of the current situation in Hong Kong and the fact that foreign forces are having a hand in it.

According to Wang, a small number of violent radicals have challenged the laws by storming the Legislative Council and injuring the police, trampling on the bottom line of morality by blocking and beating innocent people and restricting the personal freedom of reporters and passengers from the Chinese mainland.

They challenged the bottom line of the "one country, two systems" policy by swaggering through the street with foreign national flags and defacing the Chinese national flag and emblem, he said.

Any responsible government and society ruled by law will by no means tolerate this and do nothing at all, Wang said, noting that Hong Kong affairs are China's domestic affairs and the intervention of foreign forces is not allowed.

The central government firmly supports the SAR government to administer Hong Kong, the Hong Kong police in strictly enforcing law and the SAR judiciary in punishing violent criminals according to the law, he said.

China understands that some countries' concerns over the safety of their companies and citizens in Hong Kong due to the extreme violent behaviors by some radicals, Wang said, adding that China believes that their legitimate rights and interests will be protected by the SAR government in accordance with the laws.

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