The Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of China's State Council on Friday strongly condemned the joint statement by foreign ministers of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Britain and the United States, and urged them to stop interfering in HK affairs immediately.
The five countries made deliberate misrepresentation on a recent decision by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) on the qualification of members of the HKSAR Legislative Council (LegCo).
The spokesperson of the office said that the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) belongs to China and the decision made by the Standing Committee of the NPC is constitutional, lawful and necessary.
Any foreign interference is doomed to complete failure, the spokesperson stressed.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry, the Commissioner's Office of the Chinese Foreign Ministry and the HKSAR government also voiced strong opposition to the accusations.