19, (Xinhua/GNA) - In response to a statement from EU's top diplomat, a
spokesperson of the Chinese Mission to the European Union (EU) has said that
China is gravely concerned and strongly opposed to the EU's meddling in Hong
Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and
Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland issued a joint statement over Hong
Kong on Saturday evening.
said that there have recently been a rising number of violent incidents and
that engagement in a process of "broad-based and inclusive dialogue,
involving all key stakeholders, is essential."
freedoms, including the right of peaceful assembly, and Hong Kong's high degree
of autonomy under the 'one country, two systems' principle, are enshrined in
the Basic Law and in international agreements and must continue to be
upheld," said the statement.
It must be
pointed out that the "One Country, Two Systems" is enshrined in the
Constitution of the People's Republic of China and the Basic Law of the Hong
Kong Special Administrative Region, not international law, the Chinese
spokesperson urged the EU side to observe international law and the basic norms
governing international relations, respect China's sovereignty in good faith,
and immediately stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs and China's internal
affairs, so as not to undermine the sound and steady growth of China-EU
spokesperson said that the protests and demonstrations in Hong Kong have
already evolved into extreme violence.
ransacked the Legislative Council building, attacked the liaison office of the
Central Government and police stations, assaulted the police, committed arson,
forced a shutdown of the Hong Kong airport with unauthorized rallies and beat
Such moves have
jeopardized the safety and security, law and order of Hong Kong society, put
Hong Kong citizens' lives, property and normal life in danger, and posed a
grave challenge to the red line of "One Country, Two Systems," and
must therefore be seriously condemned and strictly dealt with in accordance
In the face of
such severe violence and offenses, no government with a sense of responsibility
would sit idly by, said the spokesperson.
spokesperson reiterated that Hong Kong affairs are purely China's internal
affairs, which brook no interference by any foreign government or organization.
The EU side, in
disregard of China's objection, has repeatedly meddled in Hong Kong affairs and
China's internal affairs. China is gravely concerned and is strongly opposed to
such a move.