‘China to uphold rule of law in Hong Kong at all cost’

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Our Correspondent

Beijing

A spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Geng Shuang said here that China will uphold rule of law in Hong Kong at all cost and will not allow foreign intervention in its internal affairs. At a regular news briefing, he noted that demonstrations and violent criminal activities in Hong Kong have been going on for more than two months.
Due to it, Hong Kong’s rule of law, social order, economic performance, people’s welfare, prosperity, stability and international image have all suffered severely. Facts show that the so-called democracy and freedom without rule of law and social order will only lead to anarchy and chaos.
At the end of the day, public interests will be damaged. For Hong Kong, the most pressing and overriding task at the moment is to stop violence, end chaos and restore order in accordance with law. The central government will continue its staunch support for the SAR government led by Chief Executive Carrie Lam in governing Hong Kong according to law, for the Hong Kong police in strict and just law-enforcement, and for efforts to bring violent criminals to justice.
Hong Kong affairs are purely China’s domestic affairs. We have noted that President Trump said earlier that “Hong Kong is a part of China. They’ll have to deal with themselves. They don’t need advice.” We hope the US will match its words with deeds.