China asks US to stay away from Hong Kong


BEIJING: A spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Zhao Lijian hoped that the USA will stop interfering in Hong Kong’s international affairs. He reiterated at a press conference that that Hong Kong is a special administrative region of China and a sub-national administrative region directly under the Central People’s Government of China.
Establishing and improving at the national level a legal system and enforcement mechanisms for safeguarding national security in the HKSAR is aimed to safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interests, and to ensure the steady and sustained implementation of “one country, two systems”. This matter is China’s internal affair and no foreign country has any right to interfere with it.
The spokesperson added, the UN Security Council bears the responsibility to maintain world peace and stability. Apparently this legislative issue concerning Hong Kong does not fall within its mandated scope of duty. Besides, non-interference in other’s internal affairs is an important principle of the UN Charter and a basic norm of international relations.
By asking the Security Council to discuss the issue, the US is blatantly interfering in China’s domestic affairs and trampling on basic norms governing international relations. Naturally China is firmly opposed to it. And the US attempt will by no means succeed. The Security Council is not a tool at the disposal of the US.
China and all member states upholding justice will not allow the US to take the Security Council hostage for its own political purposes. People have fair judgments. Between China and the US, it is only too evident which side is upholding multilateralism and supporting the UN as a responsible member state.–Agencies