China News Service, August 11, according to the website of the Chinese Embassy in the United Kingdom, the spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in the United Kingdom responded to reporters' questions about the wrong statements made by the spokesperson of the British Prime Minister and others on the arrest of Li Zhiying and others in accordance with the law. The spokesman said that the British side had made complaints about the arrest of 7 people including Li Zhiying and interfered in Hong Kong's justice and China's internal affairs again. China expresses strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to this.
A reporter asked a question. On August 10, the spokesperson of the British Prime Minister and officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed deep concern about the arrest of Li Zhiying and others, and said that the freedom of the press in Hong Kong must be protected. Does the Chinese Embassy have any comment on this?
The spokesperson of the embassy stated that the British side ignored the solemn position of the Chinese side and pointed out that Li Zhiying and other 7 people were arrested in accordance with the law, and once again interfered in Hong Kong's justice and China's internal affairs. China expresses strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to this.
Hong Kong is a society ruled by law, and no one has extra-legal privileges. Li Zhiying and a small group of anti-China and Hong Kong rioters colluded with external forces to carry out acts and activities that endanger China's national security. They violated the bottom line of the law and were arrested in accordance with the law. This move is due to the law enforcement agencies of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region performing their duties in accordance with the law.
The embassy spokesperson pointed out that the Hong Kong National Security Law clearly stipulates that the protection of Hong Kong people in accordance with the Basic Law and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights shall apply to the news, speech, The rights and freedom of publishing, association, assembly, procession, demonstration, etc. However, any rights and freedoms have clear boundaries stipulated by the law. To fully exercise rights and freedoms, you must abide by the legal requirements. If you cross this bottom line and scope, you will be punished by law.
The spokesman said that Hong Kong is China's Hong Kong, and Hong Kong affairs are purely China's internal affairs. We urge the British side to recognize the reality and general trend, immediately stop slandering Hong Kong’s national security laws under the guise of freedom of the press, stop supporting Hong Kong’s anti-China and chaotic Hong Kong elements, stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs and judicial independence, and stop interfering in China’s internal affairs in any way. Otherwise, he will lift a rock and drop him in the foot.