China's Mission to the United Nations (UN) has lodged solemn representations to the U.S. side for its request of a Security Council meeting over China's national security legislation for Hong Kong.
"China categorically rejects the baseless request of the U.S. for a Security Council meeting," said the Chinese Mission in a statement issued on Wednesday.
"Legislation on national security for Hong Kong is purely China's internal affairs. It has nothing to do with the mandate of the Security Council."
The Chinese Mission urged the U.S. to immediately stop interfering in China's internal affairs and put an end to power politics and bullying practices.