According to the website of the Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hong Kong, in response to the British Government's re-issuance of the so-called "semi-annual report on the Hong Kong issue," pointing fingers at Hong Kong affairs, distorting and smearing the Chinese Government's policy toward Hong Kong, wantonly attacking the Hong Kong National Security Law and the electoral system of the Special Administrative Region, and slandering the situation of human rights and the rule of law in Hong Kong, the spokesman of the Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hong Kong expressed strong dissatisfaction and resolute opposition, urging the British side to abide by the principles of international law and the basic norms governing international relations, and immediately stop the political manipulation of gross interference in Hong Kong affairs.
The spokesman said that since Hong Kong's return to the motherland, the Chinese government has comprehensively, accurately and unswervingly implemented the principles of "one country, two systems", "Hong Kong people governing Hong Kong" and a high degree of autonomy, and the practice of "one country, two systems" in Hong Kong has achieved universally recognized success. The Hong Kong National Security Law and the new electoral system of the HKSAR have successfully plugged loopholes in Hong Kong's national security and electoral system, and the situation in Hong Kong has achieved a major turning point from chaos to governance, from rule to prosperity. The freedoms of speech, press and association enjoyed by Hong Kong residents in accordance with the law are better protected in a safer environment. The relevant British report makes unwarranted accusations against China's just act of safeguarding national security, makes irresponsible remarks about the SAR Government's administration according to law, and makes vain comments on the fair trial of the SAR courts, which has been completely reduced to a political performance tool and has no credibility at all!
The spokesman stressed that after Hong Kong's return to the motherland, the Chinese government's legal basis for governing the HKSAR is the Chinese Constitution and the Basic Law of Hong Kong, not the Sino-British Joint Declaration. The British side has no sovereignty, no right to govern, and no right to supervise Hong Kong after the handover. The British side has repeatedly talked about the so-called "historical responsibility" on the lips of the "Sino-British Joint Declaration", which is pure nonsense that distorts history and legal theory!
The spokesman pointed out that Hong Kong, which has survived the storm, is even more dazzling and continues to be rated as one of the freest and most competitive economies in the world. At present, Hong Kong's economic and trade exchanges, exchanges and cooperation are flourishing, and the return to normal is accelerating in a thriving Hong Kong, where people are well-being, tourists are crowded and thriving, and international stakeholders are full of confidence in Hong Kong's future development. We firmly believe that with the strong backing of the great motherland, the determined struggle of the sons and daughters of Xiangjiang, and the solid foundation of good governance and good governance, Hong Kong will have a broader development space, stronger momentum and brighter prospects.
The spokesman stressed that Hong Kong is China's Hong Kong, and Hong Kong affairs are purely China's internal affairs. Any noise and noise that slanders, smears, or sings about Hong Kong cannot shake the determination of the broad masses of Hong Kong compatriots to safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interests, hinder the historical process of Hong Kong's rule and rejuvenation, and shake the sonorous pace of "one country, two systems" in a steady and far-reaching manner. We urge the British side to recognize the reality as soon as possible, adapt to the general trend, stop indulging in the old colonial dream, and immediately stop meddling in and interfering in Hong Kong affairs!