Overseas experts and scholars voiced their firm support for the Chinese government's stance on the Hong Kong situation, expressing the hope that violence could be stopped quickly and stability could return to the city as early as possible.
While attending the 11th BRICS summit in the Brazilian capital of Brasilia on Thursday, Chinese President Xi Jinping voiced the Chinese government's stance on Hong Kong's situation, saying that the most pressing task for Hong Kong at present is to bring violence and chaos to an end and restore order.
Anatoly Tozik, former Belarusian ambassador to China, said he absolutely supports China's stance on the Hong Kong issue.
What violent criminals did in Hong Kong has gone far beyond normal demonstrations and laws, Tozik said, noting that current protests and activities in the city have shown a sign of extremism and terrorism, and can not be allowed to continue.
Tozik, who is also chairman of the Belarus-China Friendship Society, noted that Hong Kong is China's territory and the Hong Kong issue is an internal affair of China. Any external interference on the issue could not be allowed, he added.
Adhere Cavince, a Kenyan expert on international relations, said the continuous violence and criminal acts in Hong Kong caused severe damage to the city's stability and prosperity.
The disorder has troubled Hong Kong and if the violence goes on, it will further undermine Hong Kong's economy, and then, destroy people's livelihood, Cavince said.
In the eyes of Edwin Sakala, a political expert from Zambia, what is going on in Hong Kong is unacceptable and must be put to an end.
"What is happening in Hong Kong is a gross abuse of democracy," Sakala said, adding that there was no way the illegal protests could be allowed to go on at the expense of development.
Commenting on Xi's latest remarks on the Hong Kong situation, Avtandil Otinashvili, chief editor of Georgia's Newsday website, said Xi's words pointed out a clear way to restore order in Hong Kong.
The continuous violent activities in Hong Kong have trampled the rule of law and social order, and will harm the fundamental interests of the Hong Kong citizens, he said.
The chief editor called for efforts to end the expanding violent and criminal acts and bring the offenders to justice, so as to restore social order in Hong Kong.