The Chinese side expresses grave concern and strong opposition to Britain's blatant interference in China's internal affairs and severe violation of the basic norms governing international relations by publishing the so-called "Six-monthly Report on Hong Kong," a spokesperson for the Chinese embassy in Britain said Thursday.
Responding to a question about the report issued by the British government on Thursday, the spokesperson said the so-called "China breaches the Sino-British Joint Declaration" is a non issue, and the core content of the Sino-British Joint Declaration is to ensure China resumes exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong, and does not give the UK any responsibility over Hong Kong after the handover.
"The UK has no sovereignty, jurisdiction or right of 'supervision' over Hong Kong. The Chinese Government governs Hong Kong in accordance with the Constitution of China and the Basic Law of the Hong Kong SAR, not the Sino-British Joint Declaration. No foreign country has the right to take the Joint Declaration as an excuse to interfere in Hong Kong affairs, which are China's internal affairs," said the spokesperson.
Furthermore, the allegation that the Chinese government "suppresses the rights and freedoms" of Hong Kong residents confuses right and wrong, the spokesperson said.
Since resuming exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong, China has fully and accurately implemented "One Country, Two Systems,""Hong Kong people administering Hong Kong" and a high degree of autonomy, and Hong Kong residents have been enjoying unprecedented rights and freedoms, the spokesperson added.
Hong Kong affairs are China's internal affairs and brook no external interference, said the spokesperson.