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China refutes British latest six-monthly report on Hong Kong

(Xinhua) Updated: 2016-02-13 00:36
BEIJING -- A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Friday refuted the British government's latest six-monthly report to parliament on Hong Kong, urging Britain to stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs.

China is strongly displeased with and firmly opposed to the report since it contains groundless accusations against China, spokesman Hong Lei said in a statement.

Hong Kong is a special administrative region of China, and Hong Kong affairs are China's domestic affairs, Hong said, stressing that no foreign country has the right to interfere in it.

He urged the British side to be cautious with words and deeds and stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs.

Since the return of Hong Kong to China in July 1997, the principle of "one country, two systems" has made great achievements, as recognized by the whole world, said the spokesman, noting that Hong Kong continues to enjoy prosperity and stability, and Hong Kong residents enjoy every right and freedom they are entitled to in accordance with the law.

The Chinese central government has been earnestly implementing the principle of "one country, two systems" and strictly following the Hong Kong Basic Law, Hong said, adding the central government is determined to continue to do so in the future.

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