Chinese Foreign Ministry reaffirms support for HK chief executive and police

The central government of China "firmly supports" Carrie Lam, chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and Hong Kong police, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang reiterated on Monday.

"The central government firmly supports Carrie Lam leading the HKSAR government to administer the SAR in accordance with the law, firmly supports Hong Kong police taking decisive measures to enforce the law, restore social order and safeguard the rule of law in Hong Kong,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said Monday in a daily press briefing.

In response to the illegal rallies and radical violence that occurred in HKSAR over the weekend, Geng reiterated that “what happened in Hong Kong is far beyond peaceful protests and has turned into extreme violence.” He added that such activities ruthlessly trampled on the rule of law and social order, seriously undermined Hong Kong's stability and prosperity, and openly challenged the bottom line of the "One Country, Two Systems" principle.