Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson's Remarks on Hong Kong SAR Government in Advancing The Amendment to The Two Ordinances

1. The Central Government firmly supports the Hong Kong SAR government in advancing the amendment to the two ordinances.

2. Hong Kong affairs are purely China's internal affairs. No other country, organization or individual has the right to interfere. We resolutely oppose the wrong words and deeds of any foreign forces that interfere in the SAR's legislation. We urge the concerned parties to exercise caution in its words and deeds, and stop in whatever form interfering in Hong Kong affairs and China's domestic affairs.

3. Since February this year, the SAR government has been gathering opinions on the amendment from all sectors in Hong Kong. In response to the views and suggestions, the draft has been modified twice. Over 800,000 Hong Kong citizens participated in activities supporting the amendment to safeguard Hong Kong's security. It fully demonstrates that the endorsement of the amendment by the SAR government is the mainstream opinion in Hong Kong.

4. Since the return of Hong Kong, the policy of "one country, two systems" and Hong Kong people governing Hong Kong with a high degree of autonomy has been faithfully implemented. Hong Kong people's rights and freedoms have been fully guaranteed. The SAR has retained prosperity and stability and remains one of the world's freest economies and most competitive regions according to many international institutions. Concerns that the amendment will shake the international community's confidence in Hong Kong are completely unnecessary.

Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Commonwealth of Australia
Address: 15 Coronation Drive, Yarralumla, ACT 2600
Tel: 0061-2-62283999, Fax: 0061-2-62283836
Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Commonwealth of Australia All Rights Reserved