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China summons U.S. Charge d'affaires, making solemn representations over U.S. interference in HK's affairs

(Xinhua)    10:19, June 15, 2019

BEIJING, June 14 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday summoned Charge d'affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and made solemn representations with the U.S. side over its remarks and actions on the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) government's amendments to the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Ordinance.

Noting that Hong Kong is an SAR of China and Hong Kong's affairs are purely China's internal affairs, Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng said no external forces are allowed to interfere.

China is strongly dissatisfied with and firmly opposes the erroneous comments and interfering in the amendments of the two ordinances by some high-level officials of the United States, Le said.

"We urge the U.S. side to take a fair and just attitude with regard to the lawful amendments of the ordinances by the Hong Kong SAR government, respect the normal legislative process of the Hong Kong SAR government, immediately stop interfering in Hong Kong's affairs in any form, and not take any actions that harm Hong Kong's prosperity and stability," Le said.

China will make further response depending on the actions of the U.S. side, said the vice foreign minister.

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