US should stop interfering in HK affairs
( 2004-01-11 10:20) (Xinhua)
A Chinese Foreign Ministry
spokesman Saturday called on the United States to stop interfering in Hong
Kong's internal affairs and not to do anything harmful to the stability and
prosperity of Hong Kong and to Sino-US ties.
Spokesman Kong Quan made the remarks in response to reporters' questions
about a US State Department spokesman's latest comment on the development of
Hong Kong's political system.
Kong said Hong Kong affairs were an internal issue of China, and the Chinese
government firmly opposes any foreign government interference in the affairs of
Hong Kong in any form.
Hong Kong's political structure must develop in a gradual and orderly manner
according to the Basic Law and the actual circumstances in Hong Kong, said the
spokesman, stressing that it is in the long-term interests of Hong Kong people
from all walks of life.
Kong said the United States should keep its commitment to support the "one
country, two systems" policy being implemented in Hong Kong, and to maintain the
stability and prosperity of Hong Kong.