Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin hosted a regular press conference on April 21.
A reporter asked a question. The candidate for the election of the chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has been sanctioned by the US government for more than a year. The US company Google said that it needs to comply with the US government's sanction order and terminate the operation of the candidate's YouTube campaign channel.
How did the spokesperson respond to this?
Wang Wenbin: Under the pretext of complying with sanctions, the US company is willing to be a political tool for the US government to interfere in other countries' internal affairs. This is completely wrong and unreasonable. We firmly oppose this.
This act once again exposed the hypocritical double standard of the US, for political purposes, at the risk of undermining freedom of speech, freedom of information dissemination, and fairness and order in cyberspace, as well as interfering in Hong Kong affairs and undermining the election of the sixth chief executive of Hong Kong under various pretexts. Sinister intent.
All walks of life in Hong Kong have unanimously condemned foreign forces' blatant interference in Hong Kong elections, and demanded that US social media companies respect the fairness and impartiality of the election of the chief executive of the Hong Kong SAR. We fully agree and firmly support this.
We urge some forces with ulterior motives in the United States and the West to immediately stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs and China's internal affairs. China's determination to safeguard national sovereignty, security, development interests and Hong Kong's long-term prosperity and stability is unswerving. No pressure or sabotage will affect Hong Kong's administration. The smooth progress of the election of the chief executive cannot stop the general trend of Hong Kong from chaos to governance.
Responsible editor: [Chen Wentao]