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China: Foreign forces behind Hong Kong protests - FM Wang Yi03:22

China: Foreign forces behind Hong Kong protests - FM Wang Yi

China, Beijing
June 19, 2019 at 19:27 GMT +00:00 · Published

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi commented on the protests in Hong Kong during a joint press conference alongside his Dutch counterpart Stef Blok in Beijing on Wednesday.

“It is alerting that some foreign forces are using this event to stir up protests in Hong Kong in order to undermine the stability in Hong Kong and the establishment of ‘one country, two systems’ principle. We would like to say it out loud: “Please take your dirty hands away! Hong Kong is China’s internal affairs and not for you to interfere”, said Wang Yi.

On Sunday, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in Hong Kong to protest against the proposed law amendment that would allow extradition to China to face trials. The demonstration forced the government there to postpone the decision.

“The so-called ‘law amendment’, is a measure aiming to defend social justice and close legal loopholes. It meets the public interest of the Hong Kong people. However, it needs further understanding and discussions between all parties. The Hong Kong government decided to postpone the process. The Chinese central government has officially declared that we support, understand and respect such decisions”, said the Chinese foreign minister.

China: Foreign forces behind Hong Kong protests - FM Wang Yi03:22
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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi commented on the protests in Hong Kong during a joint press conference alongside his Dutch counterpart Stef Blok in Beijing on Wednesday.

“It is alerting that some foreign forces are using this event to stir up protests in Hong Kong in order to undermine the stability in Hong Kong and the establishment of ‘one country, two systems’ principle. We would like to say it out loud: “Please take your dirty hands away! Hong Kong is China’s internal affairs and not for you to interfere”, said Wang Yi.

On Sunday, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in Hong Kong to protest against the proposed law amendment that would allow extradition to China to face trials. The demonstration forced the government there to postpone the decision.

“The so-called ‘law amendment’, is a measure aiming to defend social justice and close legal loopholes. It meets the public interest of the Hong Kong people. However, it needs further understanding and discussions between all parties. The Hong Kong government decided to postpone the process. The Chinese central government has officially declared that we support, understand and respect such decisions”, said the Chinese foreign minister.

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