Safeguarding national security is a must: Commissioner's office of Chinese Foreign Ministry in HKSAR

(Xinhua) 13:07, July 07, 2023

HONG KONG, July 6 (Xinhua) -- The Commissioner's Office of the Chinese Foreign Ministry in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Thursday strongly disapproved and firmly rejected irresponsible comments on Hong Kong police's handling of anti-China forces made by some Western politicians.

In response to the comments made by the Canadian foreign ministry, the high representative of the European Union (EU) for foreign affairs and security policy, and a few American and European politicians on police's actions of issuing warrants for and arresting anti-China forces in Hong Kong, a spokesperson for the office pointed out that no country will turn a blind eye to collusion that endangers national security.

The politicians slandered the rule of law and human rights situation in Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong national security law, said the spokesperson.

After fleeing overseas, some leading anti-China elements who sold out Hong Kong for vainglory have colluded with foreign anti-China politicians in an attempt to split the country and subvert state power, which challenged the bottom line of the country and the red line of the rule of law, said the spokesperson, adding that some local anti-China forces in Hong Kong have been raising "dark funds" for the fugitives and making incitement remarks for "Hong Kong independence."

"The facts of their crimes are clear," said the spokesperson. "Hong Kong police's law enforcement complies with laws, helps safeguard national security, and shall not be meddled with."

The spokesperson said that some Western countries never hesitate to safeguard their national security through legal means, and the number, rigorousness and harshness of their legislation are incomparable.

"Behind their double standards on security issues are deep-rooted ideological prejudices and the strategic myth of 'using Hong Kong to contain China,'" said the spokesperson. "Their political manipulation in the name of democracy and human rights is a serious trampling on the spirit of the rule of law."

The spokesperson urged the countries and politicians concerned to immediately stop meddling with China's internal affairs including Hong Kong affairs, and stop playing the trick of "using Hong Kong to contain China."

(Web editor: Zhang Kaiwei, Liang Jun)


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