Hong Kong, 9 Sep (ZXS) -- A spokesman for the Office of the Commissioner of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSPR) said on 19 September that he was strongly dissatisfied with and resolutely opposed to the British Government's re-issuance of the so-called "semi-annual report on the Hong Kong issue."

The spokesman said that in the 26 years since the return to the motherland, Hong Kong's practice of "one country, two systems" has achieved universally recognized success. Under the protection of the Hong Kong National Security Law and the new electoral system, Hong Kong has entered a new stage of governance and rejuvenation, with social stability and unity, steady pace of development, better business environment, and better protection of residents' rights in a safer environment. Ignoring the excellent situation in Hong Kong society, the British side vainly hopes to use a paper report to demagogue people, support the anti-China and destabilizing elements in Hong Kong, and arbitrarily interfere in the trial of cases involving the Hong Kong National Security Law.

The spokesman pointed out that after Hong Kong's return to the motherland, the Chinese government's legal basis for governing the HKSAR was 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. Britain itself has a bad record on human rights issues, and it should look at itself and reflect on itself.

The spokesman stressed that Hong Kong is China's Hong Kong, and Hong Kong affairs are purely China's internal affairs. No amount of "false accusations" concocted by the British side can shake China's firm determination to safeguard "one country, two systems" and national security, nor can it stop the historical trend of Hong Kong from chaos to rule to rule and prosperity. (End)