A spokesman for the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council strongly condemned the assassination of he Junyao
Beijing, 7 Nov (Xinhua) Xu Luying, spokesman for the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, made a statement on 7 November on the assassination of he Junyao, a member of the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative region and candidate for the sixth District Council election. He expressed great indignation and strong condemnation at the relevant atrocities and called for severe punishment of violent activities in accordance with the law.
Xu Luying said that on the morning of November 6, while participating in a publicity campaign for the District Council election in Tuen Mun, Hong Kong, Hon Ho Kwan-Yiu was suddenly attacked by a man pretending to be a supporter. The assailant stabbed he Junyao in the chest with a sharp blade, which was ferocious and frightening. As a result, he Junyao was stabbed in the left chest and two of his colleagues were also cut by a sharp blade. This kind of murder in broad daylight is shocking. It is not only a serious crime endangering the lives of others, but also naked election violence. We express our great indignation and strong condemnation and express our deep condolences to Mr Ho Kwan-Yiu and his colleagues.
Xu Luying said that in recent days, in addition to continuing to carry out violent activities such as road blocking, arson, and assaulting police officers, a small number of thugs have also smashed and burned Chinese enterprises in Hong Kong, violently attacking the Asia-Pacific Branch of the Xinhua News Agency, and besieging and insulting passers-by with different views. Wanton destruction of the Office of Patriotic and Hong Kong MPs and street stations conducting election activities, causing nuisance and intimidation to patriotic and Hong Kong candidates, electioneering teams and voters. Now it is getting worse, directly hurting patriotic and Hong Kong members who take a clear-cut stand against violence, with the intention of threatening and intimidating patriotic and Hong Kong candidates and their supporters, so as to create a "cicada effect" so as to affect the results of the District Council election. To achieve the political purpose of seizing power.
Xu Luying said that extreme violence must not be tolerated and tolerated by any society. As President Xi Jinping and Vice Premier Han Zheng stressed during their meeting with Chief Executive Carrie Lam a few days ago, stopping riots and restoring order are still the most important tasks for Hong Kong at present. We hope that the executive, legislative and judicial organs of Hong Kong will jointly shoulder the responsibility of stopping and punishing violent activities in accordance with the law, and that people from all walks of life in Hong Kong will further rally the positive energy of combating violence, safeguarding the rule of law, and maintaining stability. Elections in Hong Kong must be conducted in a fair, fair, safe and orderly manner.