Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian hosted a regular press conference on May 16.

  A reporter asked: US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently published a signed article in The Washington Post, saying that nearly 25 years after Hong Kong's return, the Chinese government has completely abandoned its promise of a "high degree of autonomy" for Hong Kong.

The Chinese side recently detained Hong Kong emeritus Cardinal Chen Rijun and others for offending religious freedom, political freedom and human rights.

How does China respond to this?

  Zhao Lijian: The US politicians' remarks slandered the rule of law in Hong Kong, unreasonably attacked China's Hong Kong governance policy, and seriously interfered in China's internal affairs and judicial sovereignty. We express our strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition.

Both the Chinese embassy in the United States and the Commissioner's Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hong Kong have severely refuted the case, and the Hong Kong SAR government has issued a press release stating that the arrest of the relevant personnel by the Hong Kong SAR police is a law enforcement action taken according to law and evidence.

The relevant personnel are suspected of conspiring to collude with foreign countries or foreign forces to endanger national security, in violation of Article 29 of the Hong Kong National Security Law.

  Since the implementation of the National Security Law for Hong Kong, the scenery in Hong Kong is unique. The so-called "beautiful scenery of Hong Kong" that the relevant US politicians hope to see has become a dream.

The United States is currently experiencing severe inflation, the epidemic has killed more than 1 million people, and gun violence cases are frequent. If she has time and energy, I advise her to take care of her own affairs first, and Hong Kong will not bother her.

(produced by Xu Miaoqiao)

Responsible editor: [Wang Kai]

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