China News Service, Beijing, May 10 (Xie Yanbing) Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian hosted a regular press conference on May 10.

  A reporter asked: On May 9, the G7 foreign ministers and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy issued a statement expressing "serious concerns" over the election of the sixth chief executive of the Hong Kong SAR.

What is China's comment?

Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian.

Photography: Xue Wei

  Zhao Lijian: Some Western countries and institutions colluded with each other to maliciously smear the election of the chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and grossly interfere in China's internal affairs. China expresses its firm opposition and strong condemnation.

  The just-concluded election of the sixth chief executive of the Hong Kong SAR is another successful practice of the new electoral system of the Hong Kong SAR.

The election process was conducted in accordance with laws and regulations, was fair and just, and the results of the election were well-received and popular, fully demonstrating the new atmosphere of democratic practice in the Hong Kong SAR and the true spirit of democracy.

Some countries ignore the objective fact that Hong Kong's democracy is optimized and improved, move against the mainstream public opinion of Hong Kong society's unity and progress, and use the tone of a democratic "teacher" to point fingers at the democratic election of Hong Kong SAR, China, and say three things about Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy and human rights and freedoms Four.

This can only expose their hypocritical double-standards and their plans to disrupt Hong Kong and contain China.

  Hong Kong is China's Hong Kong. What kind of electoral system Hong Kong implements and what kind of democratic development path Hong Kong explores are purely China's internal affairs, and no external forces have the right to interfere.

Relevant countries and institutions should respect China's sovereignty, abide by international law and basic norms governing international relations, and immediately stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs and China's internal affairs in any form.

The Chinese government's determination to fully and accurately implement "one country, two systems" and to develop a high-quality democracy in line with Hong Kong's reality is unswerving.

Any external pressure and sabotage is a waste of effort.

We believe that Hong Kong will usher in a new situation of good governance and good governance, and write a new chapter of free governance and prosperity.

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