China condemns Karachi attack

89

Our Correspondent

Beijing

Chinese Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Zhao Lijian on Monday condemned the attack by some gunmen at Karachi’s Stock Exchange in Karachi. Zhao Lijian said, “China condemns all forms of terrorist attacks. We extend our condolences over the passing of the innocent victims and sympathy to the bereaved families and the injured. China firmly opposes terrorism in all manifestations and supports Pakistan’s efforts to combat terrorism and safeguarding national security and stability Speaking on US recently announced imposition of visa restrictions on some Chinese officials for Hong Kong-related matters. Zhao Lijian: said the national security legislation for the HKSAR is China’s internal affair, and no foreign country has any right to interfere. The Chinese government is firmly committed to safeguarding national sovereignty, security and development interests, implementing “one country, two systems”, and opposing interference in Hong Kong affairs by external forces. The US attempts to obstruct China’s legislation for safeguarding national security in the HKSAR by imposing the so-called sanctions, but it will never succeed. Reacting to the above-mentioned erroneous move by the US side, China decides to impose visa restrictions on US individuals with egregious conducts on Hong Kong-related issues.