HONG KONG: China’s international ministry in Hong Kong slammed a six-month report on the monetary hub by Britain, saying it ignored “good” societal situations and a extra secure enterprise surroundings, and as a substitute supported “anti-China” chaos.
The feedback got here after Britain printed its six-monthly report on the Chinese language-controlled hub, from Jan 1 to Jun 30, which acknowledged that authorities have prolonged the applying of a Beijing-imposed nationwide safety regulation “past real nationwide safety considerations”.
Beijing imposed the sweeping law in 2020 after typically violent anti-government protests rocked town in 2019.
Whereas some Western governments have criticised the legal guidelines as curbing social and political freedoms within the metropolis, each Chinese language and Hong Kong officers have mentioned they have been very important to revive stability.
Hong Kong, which returned to China in 1997 from Britain, has had “common success” in implementing the apply of “one nation, two programs”, China’s international ministry mentioned.
“In recent times the variety of folks within the UK dwelling in poverty has been growing … crime charges have hit report highs. What confidence does it should criticise Hong Kong’s democracy and human rights state of affairs?” the ministry mentioned.
“Plans to disrupt Hong Kong are doomed to fail.”