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Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson's Remarks on Hong Kong-related Issues
2020/11/19

Q: In a joint statement, the US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK called on the Chinese government to reconsider actions against Hong Kong's elected legislature and immediately reinstate the Legislative Council members. Does the foreign ministry have any comment on this?

A: You mean the Five Eyes Alliance, right?

The Chinese people will not provoke troubles, but we never flinch when trouble comes our way. No matter how many eyes they have, five or ten or whatever, should anyone dare to undermine China's sovereignty, security and development interests, be careful not to get poked in the eye.

We deplore and firmly oppose relevant country's finger-pointing over China's Hong Kong affairs, which is a flagrant violation of international law and basic norms governing international relations.

We have stated China's solemn position on the relevant issue on many occasions. Today I would like to say a few more words regarding this. The NPC Standing Committee's decision on the eligibility of the HKSAR Legislative Council's members in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Constitution, the Basic Law and the Hong Kong-related national security law is an inherent requirement of upholding and improving the system of "one country, two systems" and a necessary step to maintain the rule of law and constitutional order in the HKSAR. This is legal, reasonable and unchallengeable.

There is a saying in English that "the proof of the pudding is in the eating". In China, there is a similar saying that "only the wearer of the shoes knows if they fit or not. " Since the implementation of the Law of the PRC on Safeguarding National Security in the HKSAR, there have been no more so-called "beautiful sight to behold' in Hong Kong. Isn't that telling enough?

Civil servants must uphold their country's constitutional laws and honor the pledge of allegiance to the motherland, which is the basic political ethics in all countries, right

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