The Foreign Ministry demands that the British side immediately and thoroughly investigate the siege of the Secretary for Justice of the Hong Kong Special Administrative region Government in the United Kingdom.
Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, 15 Nov (Reporter Cheng Xin) in response to the fact that Zheng Ruohua, Secretary for Justice of the Hong Kong Special Administrative region Government, was besieged and injured by anti-China chaos elements in the United Kingdom, Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on the 15th. The Chinese side demands that the British side immediately and thoroughly investigate the incident, make every effort to catch the perpetrators, and earnestly protect the personal safety and dignity of all Chinese personnel in the UK.
At a regular press conference on that day, a reporter asked: it is reported that the Secretary for Justice of the Hong Kong Special Administrative region Government, Mr Ronny Cheng, was besieged by masked people while attending an event in London, United Kingdom on 14 November. He was knocked down and injured and is being treated in hospital. Do you have any comment on this?
Geng Shuang said: "We express our strong indignation and severe condemnation of the fact that the Secretary for Justice of the Hong Kong Special Administrative region Government, Mr Ronny Cheng, has been besieged and injured by anti-China rebels in the United Kingdom. The Chinese Embassy in the United Kingdom immediately sent people to the scene to dispose of and provide assistance, and asked the British side to immediately provide security protection for Director Zheng Ruohua. Liu Xiaoming, Chinese ambassador to the UK, will also visit Director Zheng Ruohua at the hospital. "
Geng Shuang said: facts have proved that anti-China chaos elements are completely violent and illegal, and what they have done has broken through the bottom line of law and civilization. Such blatant attacks and injuries to officials of the Hong Kong Special Administrative region Government must be stopped and severely punished. If the anti-China chaos elements are allowed to act recklessly, it will not only seriously undermine the prosperity and stability of Hong Kong, but also bring serious interference and destruction to the international community, including the United Kingdom.
Geng Shuang pointed out that this appalling attack on senior officials of the Hong Kong SAR Government took place in Britain, and that some British dignitaries have been making no distinction between right and wrong and subverting black and white on Hong Kong-related issues for some time. It is clearly and secretly related to violent and illegal acts and is directly related to the platform of anti-China chaos elements in Hong Kong. If the British side does not change its wrong practices and continue to add fuel to the fire and add fuel to the flames, it will certainly be oppressed and harmed itself.
"We demand that the British side immediately and thoroughly investigate the incident, make every effort to catch the perpetrators, bring the perpetrators to justice, and earnestly protect the personal safety and dignity of all Chinese personnel in the UK. We urge the British side to be cautious in its words and deeds on Hong Kong-related issues, not to send any more wrong signals, to stop provoking and encouraging, to stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs, and to stop interfering in China's internal affairs. " Geng Shuang said.
Geng Shuang stressed: stopping violence and fighting chaos and restoring order are the most important tasks in Hong Kong at present, and they are also the broadest consensus and the strongest voice from all walks of life in Hong Kong. The Chinese Central Government will continue to firmly support the Chief Executive in leading the Hong Kong SAR Government in its administration in accordance with the law, the Hong Kong police in strictly enforcing the law, and the Hong Kong judiciary in punishing violent criminals in accordance with the law.