A spokesman for the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council severely condemned the criminal acts of Hong Kong thugs attacking innocent people and attacking the Secretary for Justice, Ms Ronny Cheng, in the United Kingdom.
Beijing, 15 Nov (Xinhua) Yang Guang, spokesman for the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, met in London on 15 November with Ms. Cheng Ruohua, Secretary for Justice of the Hong Kong Special Administrative region Government, on the death of an innocent Hong Kong citizen injured by a thug. To make a statement about the attack and injury, The perpetrators were severely condemned and called for the rioters to be brought to justice as soon as possible.
Yang Guang said that on the afternoon of November 13, a group of thugs frantically attacked and cleared roadblocks in Sheung Shui, New Territories, Hong Kong. As a result, a 70-year-old cleaning worker surnamed Luo was seriously injured and died on the evening of 14 November. This is the first citizen to be killed in violence in Hong Kong since the "legislative amendment incident". On November 14, London time, the Secretary for Justice of the Hong Kong Special Administrative region Government, Mr Ronny Cheng, was besieged and injured by dozens of thugs while attending an arbitration seminar there. We express our great indignation and severe condemnation of the above acts of extreme violence, express our deep condolences to the elderly who have died, and express our deep condolences to Secretary Ronny Cheng.
Yang Guang said that the recent escalation of violence in Hong Kong has seriously trampled on the rule of law and social order, endangering the personal safety of Hong Kong residents. Apart from carrying out violent activities such as beating, smashing, looting and killing in Hong Kong, the thugs also extended their black hands abroad and committed assaults on officials of the Government of the Special Administrative region (SAR). It can be said that they are insane and arrogant. Such serious crimes must be severely punished in accordance with the law.
Yang Guang said that President Xi Jinping's important speech on the situation in Hong Kong in Brazil on the 14th delivered the strongest voice of the central government to stop violence and chaos in Hong Kong. We firmly support the executive, legislative and judicial organs of the Hong Kong Special Administrative region in taking all necessary measures to carry out the most urgent duty and task of stopping violence and restoring order. I hope that people from all walks of life in Hong Kong will open their eyes, take a clear-cut stand against all acts of violence and support the parties concerned in investigating the criminal responsibility of violent criminals.