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The Foreign Ministry Summons the United States (US) Ambassador to China to Lodge Stern Representations Against the US Signing of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act into Law

2019/11/28

On November 28, 2019, Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng summoned the United States (US) Ambassador to China Terry Branstad to lodge stern representations and strong protests against the US signing of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act into law.

Le Yucheng pointed out, the US side has signed into law the so-called Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act. This is a severe interference in Hong Kong affairs, which are China's internal affairs. It is also in serious violation of international law and basic norms governing international relations. It is a gross hegemonic move. The Chinese government and people express strong indignation and firm opposition against it.

Le Yucheng stressed, Hong Kong is part of China, and Hong Kong affairs are purely China's internal affairs, brooking no interference from any foreign government or force. The Chinese government is determined to safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interests, implement the "one country, two systems" policy, and oppose any foreign interference in Hong Kong affairs.

Le Yucheng stressed, the Chinese side strongly urges the US side to immediately correct its wrongdoings, make a fresh start, not to put the Act into effect, and immediately stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs or interfering in China's internal affairs, so as to avoid making further damages to China-US relations and cooperation in important areas between the two countries. The Chinese side will definitely take strong countermeasures in response to the wrongdoings of the US side, and the US side must bear all the consequences that may ensue.

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