Any attempts to create chaos in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and disrupt its prosperity and stability will certainly be opposed by all the Chinese people and doomed to failure, a spokesperson with the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Friday.
In response to a question about some members of the U.S. Congress bringing up again an act regarding Hong Kong, spokesperson Geng Shuang said that China is strongly dissatisfied with and firmly opposes the U.S. making irresponsible remarks about Hong Kong and grossly interfering in China's internal affairs.
"The prosperity and stability of Hong Kong, a major trading partner of the United States, conform to U.S. interests, while its chaos does the U.S. side no good at all," Geng told a press conference.
Geng urged relevant Americans to respect facts, discard prejudice, stop any attempts at interfering in Hong Kong's affairs, abandon delusions of creating chaos in Hong Kong, stop advancing the review of relevant bill, stop interfering in China's internal affairs, and do more to facilitate mutual trust and cooperation between China and the United States.
Geng said Hong Kong's affairs are purely China's internal affairs, which brooks no interference by any foreign country.
"Since Hong Kong's return to China, the principles of 'one country, two systems' and 'Hong Kong people governing Hong Kong' with a high degree of autonomy have been earnestly carried out. The entitled rights and freedom of Hong Kong residents have been fully guaranteed according to law. These are facts widely acknowledged by those with an unbiased view."
With an unswerving resolve in safeguarding national sovereignty, security and development interests, China is not afraid of any threat or intimidation, the spokesperson said.
"Any attempts to create chaos in Hong Kong and disrupt its prosperity and stability will certainly be opposed by all the Chinese people including Hong Kong compatriots," Geng said. "Such attempts will neither win popular consensus nor succeed."