China urges foreign politicians to stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs

Rejecting foreign politicians' irresponsible remarks on Hong Kong affairs, the Office of the Commissioner of the Chinese Foreign Ministry in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Thursday urged them to stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs.

Some foreign politicians and media criticized China's Hong Kong and Macao Office of the State Council and the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the HKSAR for their recent stands regarding to the chaos in the Legislative Council (LegCo).

In a statement issued on its website, the commissioner's office in response expressed strong disapproval and firm opposition, making it clear that authoritative statements made by the two departments are justified.

Since last October, some opposition lawmakers have abused their power to paralyze the LegCo for personal political gains, leaving the legislature idling for nearly half a year with no chairman or vice chairman being elected and discussion of multiple bills related to people's livelihood being delayed, the statement said.

Opposition's political calculation interferes in Hong Kong political system's and governance's normal operation, which has seriously damaged Hong Kong's prosperity, stability and people's well-being, it added.

Legislative Council (LegCo) building of China's HKSAR. /Xinhua

Legislative Council (LegCo) building of China's HKSAR. /Xinhua

Hong Kong has been re-integrated into China's national governance system since the very day of its return, the statement pointed out, adding that central government exercises overall jurisdiction over Hong Kong in accordance with China's Constitution and the Basic Law of the HKSAR, and corresponding systems and institutions have been set up for the special administrative region.

On behalf of the central government to deal with Hong Kong and Macao affairs, Hong Kong and Macao Office of the State Council and the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the HKSAR expressed their solemn positions 

Noting some foreign politicians and media ignore the facts and confuses black with white, the commissioner's office urged some foreign politicians to accurately understand the "One Country, Two Systems" and correct their mistakes in intervening in Hong Kong affairs. 

Any tricks that attempt to damage the "One Country, Two Systems" or undermine Hong Kong's prosperity and stability will never work, the statement stressed. 

"Hong Kong is part of China's territory," the statement said, adding "We firmly implement the 'One Country, Two Systems' principle and the basic law, and are determined in opposing any external forces to interfere in Hong Kong affairs."