China criticizes Western countries’ concerns over Hong Kong

The Office of the Chinese State Council for Hong Kong and Macao has criticized American and Western politicians and the media who have expressed concern for democracy after the Hong Kong elections, the Chinese Media Group (CMG) reported today.

The foreign ministers of the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, Canada and New Zealand issued a joint statement last week expressing “serious concern over the erosion of democratic elements” following the election of Hong Kong’s Special Administrative Region (SAR) Legislative Council. China has ousted most of the city’s pro-democracy candidates, according to CMG.

A spokesman for the Office in a statement on Monday rejected objections to democracy, the National Security Act and the new electoral system in SA Hong Kong.

“The claim that Britain has secured universal suffrage for Hong Kong is completely incorrect, and the Sino-British Joint Declaration does not mention ‘universal suffrage’ or ‘democracy,'” the spokesman said, adding that “some foreign politicians and media outlets” those anti-Chinese forces are fighting for democracy and that the Chinese government has dealt with them for political purposes. ”

The spokesman also dismissed claims that Hong Kong’s new electoral system should exclude dissidents, citing the diverse backgrounds of candidates in the recent Legislative Council elections in the seventh term as an example.

He advised politicians and the media in the United States and the West to read the White Paper recently published by the State Council Information Office, which he added provides a comprehensive overview of the emergence and development of democracy in Hong Kong and the principles and position of China’s central government. transmitted by CMG.

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