China’s Government calls on the European Union to immediately cease any interference in Hong Kong. This is stated in a statement published on Sunday by the Permanent Mission of the PRC to the European Union.
“We again call on the EU to comply with international law and the basic principles of international relations, to properly respect the sovereignty of China and to immediately stop interfering in Hong Kong and China’s internal affairs in order not to undermine the healthy and stable development of relations between China and the European Union,” document.
“We intend to emphasize that the affairs of Hong Kong are purely an internal affair of China, which cannot be intervened by any foreign government or organization. The EU, ignoring the remark of China, has repeatedly intervened in the affairs of Hong Kong and the internal affairs of the PRC. China is deeply concerned about this and expresses strong protest in connection with such actions, “- stated in a statement by the Permanent Representation of the PRC to the EU.
As noted in the statement, the principle of “One country, two systems” is spelled out in the Constitution of the PRC and the basic law of Hong Kong, and not in international law. “The central government will continue to firmly and unwaveringly pursue the One Country, Two Systems policy and will support Hong Kong’s long-term stability and prosperity,” the mission said.
On Saturday, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Frederic Mogherini called on the Hong Kong authorities to restrain themselves and to stop violence against protesters. As stated in her statement, “it is critical that the authorities show restraint, renounce violence and take urgent steps to de-escalate the situation.”
This weekend, another rally is taking place in the city. Currently, tens of thousands of protesters continue mass protests. They were divided into two groups: many participants remained on the manifestation permitted by the authorities in Victoria Park, while the other part marched along the main streets despite the prohibitions of the police. The organizers of the rally from the pro-democratic movement “Civil Front for Human Rights” promised to hold it peacefully. They expected to collect at least 300 thousand people, but it is already becoming clear that this figure will be much higher.