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Chinese Embassy Spokesperson's Remarks

On 19 November, Ambassador Liu Xiaoming met with Dominic Raab, First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the UK. Ambassador Liu expressed grave concern and strong opposition to British Government's recent repeated wrong remarks regarding Hong Kong.

Ambassador Liu emphasised that the nature of the situation in Hong Kong has nothing to do with the so-called democracy or freedom claimed by some Western politicians and media. The nature of the issue is that extreme violent offenders have trampled on rule of law, disrupted public order, severely undermined the prosperity and stability in Hong Kong, and challenged the principled bottom line of "One Country, Two Systems". Their behavior is purely extreme violence and criminal offence.

Ambassador Liu urged the UK side to have a clear understanding of the current situation in Hong Kong, immediately stop condoning extreme, violent offences, and immediately stop any form of interference in Hong Kong affairs, which are China's internal affairs.

In response to the case of Simon Cheng brought up by Secretary Raab during the meeting, Ambassador Liu said that Cheng had been placed under a 15-day administrative detention by police in Shenzhen last August for violating the Public Security Administration Punishments Law of the People's Republic of China. Cheng confessed all his offences and all his lawful rights and interests were guaranteed in accordance with law.

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