China urges US to stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs

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Added On November 21, 2019

China has urged the United States to earnestly respect China's sovereignty and stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs and interfering in China's internal affairs. World News has more. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang made the remarks on Tuesday at a press briefing, in response to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's remarks Monday that "the United States is gravely concerned about deepening political unrest and violence in Hong Kong." Geng said Hong Kong affairs are purely China's internal affairs. No foreign government, organization or individual has the right to interfere. He also responded to Pompeo's remarks on the Sino-British Joint Declaration. SOUNDBITE (CHINESE): GENG SHUANG, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson "The rights and obligations concerning the British side have already been fulfilled since Hong Kong's return to China in 1997. The United States has no legal ground, nor is it in a position to invoke the joint declaration to meddle in Hong Kong affairs." Geng stressed once again that the Chinese government has unswerving determination to protect national sovereignty, security and development interests, implement the "one country, two systems" policy and oppose any external force in interfering in Hong Kong affairs. SOUNDBITE (CHINESE): GENG SHUANG, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson "We urge the United States to earnestly respect China's sovereignty, stop making irresponsible remarks, stop condoning violent crimes in a disguised manner, stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs, and stop interfering in China's internal affairs."