The spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in the UK answers questions from reporters on the suspension of the extradition agreement between the UK and Hong Kong and the implementation of the arms embargo
China News Agency, London, July 20 (Reporter Zhang Ping) The spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in the UK answered questions from reporters on the 20th on the suspension of the extradition agreement with Hong Kong and the implementation of the arms embargo.
Reporter: This afternoon, British Foreign Secretary Raab announced in the lower house of parliament that Britain will immediately and indefinitely suspend the extradition agreement with Hong Kong and prohibit the export of related weapons to Hong Kong. What is China's comment?
Embassy Spokesperson: Recently, the British side has made many wrong words and deeds around Hong Kong’s national security law and interfered in Hong Kong affairs and China’s internal affairs. China has repeatedly lodged solemn representations with the British side, expressing strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition.
Regardless of China’s solemn position and repeated representations, the British side has stepped up its costs and made mistakes again and again, violating international law and the basic norms of international relations, grossly interfering in China’s internal affairs, attempting to interfere with the implementation of Hong Kong’s national security law, and undermining Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability. China strongly condemns and strongly oppose. The Chinese government's determination to implement the Hong Kong National Security Law is unwavering, its determination to safeguard national sovereignty, security, and development interests is unwavering, and its determination to oppose any foreign interference is unwavering. China will resolutely respond to acts of interference in China's internal affairs.
Hong Kong's National Security Law is the "sacred needle of the sea" to ensure the stability and long-term development of "One Country, Two Systems" and the long-term stability, prosperity and stability of Hong Kong. After the implementation of the National Security Law, Hong Kong will be safer, better and more prosperous. We are full of confidence in Hong Kong's bright future. Any attempt to put pressure on China and obstruct the implementation of this law will surely be resolutely opposed by the 1.4 billion Chinese people, including Hong Kong compatriots, and will not succeed. The Chinese side urges the British side to immediately stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs and China’s internal affairs in any way, and not to go further and further down the wrong path, otherwise it will reap the consequences. (Finish)