The Office of the Commissioner of the Chinese Foreign Ministry in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Wednesday urged some U.S. politicians to stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs and China's internal affairs and refrain from going further down the wrong path.
A few U.S. senators have recently sent a letter to the U.S. government with the third anniversary of the so-called "Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act" as an excuse, which defamed the National Security Law for the HKSAR. The spokesperson of the commissioner's office voiced strong disapproval and firm rejection to the letter, calling on relevant U.S. politicians to stop their political performance.
The commissioner's office urged these U.S. politicians to recognize the situation and abide by the principles of international law and the basic norms governing international relations.
The spokesperson stressed that Hong Kong is part of China and is governed by the rule of law, and Hong Kong affairs are purely China's internal affairs.
The spokesperson pointed out that the National Security Law for the HKSAR put an end to the violence and rampant "Hong Kong independence" activities, and brought Hong Kong's development back on the right track.
The enactment of the so-called Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act three years ago was a gross interference in China's internal affairs with U.S. domestic laws, the spokesperson stressed.
"Today, certain U.S. politicians are trying to use such an absurd act to attack the national security law, and interfere in Hong Kong's rule of law and judicial independence. They even side with anti-China forces in Hong Kong and call on the U.S. government to pressure China and Hong Kong," said the spokesperson.
By doing so, they are making themselves a laughing stock, and the Chinese people, Hong Kong compatriots included, will not sit idly by, the spokesperson added.
The commissioner's office noted that countries around the world should uphold the global order underpinned by international law and basic norms of international relations centered on the UN Charter.
"However, some U.S. politicians, in disregard of international law and the basic norms governing international relations, are obsessed with interfering in Hong Kong affairs with sanctions, impeding U.S. businesses from investing in Hong Kong, and even clamoring for reducing the voting share of Hong Kong in multilateral mechanisms."
This has fully exposed their intention of disrupting Hong Kong and using Hong Kong to contain China, the spokesperson said, adding their wishful thinking will never come true.
The spokesperson also said that the U.S., a country with a poor track record of human rights and democracy both at home and abroad, is in no position to point a finger at internal affairs of other countries and regions, urging the U.S. to ditch its double standards and hypocrisy immediately.