China tells U.S. once again: Hands off Hong Kong affairs

China reiterated its firm opposition against U.S. gross interference in China's internal affairs, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang told reporters Friday, once again warning that the Chinese government will never allow any external forces to disturb Hong Kong.

Geng's remarks come after U.S. leader of Senate Democrats said Friday to list China's action in Hong Kong among "top priorities."

It is recognized that Hong Kong has enjoyed a high degree of autonomy and rapid development since it's return to the motherland on July 1, 1997, said Geng, adding that the policy of "One Country, Two Systems" and Hong Kong people administering Hong Kong has been fully implemented.

"We urge U.S. politicians to respect basic facts, discard arrogance and prejudice, stop pushing the relevant act and meddling in Hong Kong affairs, and work to enhance mutual trust and cooperation between the two countries," Geng stressed.