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Commissioner’s office urges US to stop meddling in HK affairs

HONG KONG – The Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has urged Washington to reflect on its mistakes and cease to meddle with Hong Kong affairs.

In a statement issued on Saturday, a spokesperson for the office said the response by the US State Department spokesman on a newly released fact sheet detailing US interference in Hong Kong affairs was “sophistry and only makes people around the world see more clearly American hypocrisy.”

FULL TEXT: Fact sheet: US Interference in Hong Kong Affairs and Support for Anti-China, Destabilizing Forces

The fact sheet, issued by China’s Foreign Ministry on Friday, lists 102 examples of how the US has interfered in Hong Kong affairs and supported anti-China and destabilizing forces.

The spokesperson pointed out that the fact sheet displays the hegemonic acts of the US interfering into the internal affairs of other countries and exposes its geopolitical motive of "using Hong Kong to contain China."

“We urge the US side to recognize reality, cease to disrupt Hong Kong and stunt China's development, and withdraw its ‘black hand’ for interfering into Hong Kong affairs,” the spokesperson said.

The spokesperson pointed out that the fact sheet displays the hegemonic acts of the US interfering into the internal affairs of other countries and exposes its geopolitical motive of "using Hong Kong to contain China."

The spokesman also said Washington has no qualification to cite the Sino-British Joint Declaration to justify its action.

“After China's resumption of the exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong and the completion of the relevant follow-up work, the historical mission of the declaration was accomplished, still less that the declaration has never granted any rights or obligations under international law for any third party,” the spokesman said.

The spokesperson stressed that countries around the world are beneficiaries of “one country, two systems” and stakeholders of Hong Kong's prosperity and stability.

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“They should respect historical facts, not spread rumors or vilify China's policies toward Hong Kong; they should uphold the rule of law and justice, not distort international law or interfere into China's internal affairs under the pretext of law; they should protect the prosperity and development of Hong Kong, not impose sanctions against the city at the expense of both others and themselves,” the spokesperson said. 

The spokesperson added that the US’ moves to disrupt Hong Kong and curb China's development will end in fiasco.