Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) again voiced opposition on late Sunday to foreign legislature's interference in its internal affairs.
A spokesman of the HKSAR expressed regret over the U.S. Congress' re-introduction of the "Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act," which some protesters appealed for its passage when marching to the U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong.
The HKSAR government also condemned the behavior of radical protesters who on Sunday blocked roads in Central, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay, Mong Kok and Prince Edward. Some rioters also vandalized the Central Mass Transit Railway (MTR) station and set fire outside the station.
The Wan Chai MTR station was also seriously damaged, and the stations in Central, Wan Chai, Prince Edward and Mong Kok had to be closed to protect the safety of passengers, MTR staff members and the facilities.
"Their vandalizing acts deprive the rights of other members of the public to use the MTR and must be stopped immediately," the spokesman stressed.
Since Hong Kong's return to China, the HKSAR has been exercising "Hong Kong people administering Hong Kong" and a high degree of autonomy in strict accordance with the HKSAR Basic Law, and the "One Country, Two Systems" principle has been fully and successfully implemented, the spokesman added.
"Human rights and freedom in Hong Kong are fully protected by the Basic Law, the Hong Kong Bill of Rights Ordinance and other legislation," he said while adding the HKSAR Government gives great importance to them and is determined to safeguard them.