By China Daily Hong Kong
Asia News Network
The comments by an office spokesperson came after the US Department of State made false remarks on Hong Kong one day earlier.
The office’s spokesperson stated that it is widely recognized that the principles of “one country, two systems”, “Hong Kong people administering Hong Kong” and a high degree of autonomy in the SAR have been faithfully implemented since the return of Hong Kong to its motherland.
Hong Kong people now enjoy unprecedentedly extensive democratic rights and freedoms in accordance with law, the spokesperson said. The US accusation of the so-called “erosion of Hong Kong’s autonomy” is a biased and groundless smear attempt driven by political motives, the spokesperson added.
The office expressed strong disapproval and firm opposition against the US Department of State's remarks on Hong Kong.
The spokesperson emphasized that the recent extreme and violent acts in Hong Kong have seriously undermined the foundation of the rule of law in Hong Kong, posed a grave threat to public security and order, and trampled on the red line of “one country, two systems”.
“We again urge the US side to avoid applying double standards, immediately stop sending out any wrong signal on illegal violence, and immediately refrain from interfering in Hong Kong affairs and China’s domestic affairs as a whole under any pretext,” the spokesperson said.