China condemns 'attack' on Hong Kong official in London
The Chinese and Hong Kong governments have condemned an "attack" on a Hong Kong government official in London. Protesters were involved in an altercation with Hong Kong's Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng during her visit to London on Thursday.A statement from the Hong Kong government said Ms Cheng suffered "serious bodily harm", but gave no further details.Video footage of the incident shows the minister falling to the ground.Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam strongly condemned the "attack", saying the incident was brutal and transcended the bottom line of a civilised society.
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China has warned the UK not to " interfere in its domestic affairs " amid a growing diplomatic row over the recent protests in Hong Kong . A Foreign Office spokesman said Sir Simon McDonald, permanent under secretary and head of the diplomatic service, told the ambassador his comments
As the stand-off between anti-government protesters and police continues, the Chinese ambassador to the UK has warned the Government against interference in Hong Kong’s affairs.
Liu Xiaoming has accused the Government and the Foreign Affairs Committee of publishing reports “making irresponsible remarks” on Hong Kong.
Mr Xiaoming added that some UK politicians had planned to present an award to a “chief propagandist of Hong Kong independence” who has “instigated extreme violence”.
Mr Xiaoming’s comments come as violence escalated overnight in Hong Kong when police ordered protesters to vacate a university they had occupied.
China tells U.S. and Britain to stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs
China tells U.S. and Britain to stop interfering in Hong Kong affairsLONDON (Reuters) - China’s ambassador to London said on Monday foreign countries, including the United States and Britain, should stop interfering in Hong Kong's internal affairs as protesters continued to battle with Hong Kong police.
China has warned the UK against interfering when it comes to Hong Kong , telling London that the affairs of its former colony belong to Beijing. “We demand that Britain be discreet with its words and stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs ,” Geng added, stating that Beijing is “resolutely opposed” to
Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF). BEIJING - China 's foreign ministry said on Friday it summoned a senior U.S. embassy official to lodge stern representations over recent U.S. actions regarding Hong Kong and urged Washington to stop interfering in the city's affairs immediately.
District elections are due to be held in Hong Kong on Sunday, but there are fears that the violent scenes could disrupt these plans.
Speaking in London, Mr Xiaoming said: “The British Government and the Foreign Office committee of the House of Commons published China-related reports making irresponsible remarks on Hong Kong.
“What is worse, certain British politicians even planned to present (an) award to a chief propagandist of Hong Kong independence and who has instigated extreme violence.”
A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesman said: “The UK is seriously concerned by the escalation in violence from both the protesters and the authorities around Hong Kong university campuses.
Hong Kong: China warns UK against interfering as anti-government protests continue
Liu Xiaoming has accused the Government of publishing reports “making irresponsible remarks” on Hong Kong .Mr Xiaoming added that some UK politicians had planned to present an award to a “chief propagandist of Hong Kong independence” who has “instigated extreme violence”.His comments come as violence has escalated in Hong Kong after police ordered protesters to vacate a university they had occupied.District elections are due to be held in Hong Kong on Sunday, but there are fears that the violent scenes could disrupt these plans.
China 's ambassador to the UK has warned British politicians against interfering in Hong Kong 's affairs , amid clashes between protesters and police. Mr Liu's warning comes days after the Chinese foreign ministry told Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to stop interfering in Hong Kong 's affairs .
BEIJING (Reuters) - China ’s foreign ministry said on Friday it summoned a senior U.S. embassy official to lodge stern representations over recent U.S. actions regarding Hong Kong and urged Washington to stop interfering in the city’s affairs immediately. Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng summoned
“It is vital that those who are injured are able to receive appropriate medical treatment, and that safe passage is made available for all those who wish to leave the area.
“We need to see an end to the violence, and for all sides to engage in meaningful political dialogue ahead of the District Council elections on Sunday.”
An alleged attack on a Hong Kong government official in London on Friday was condemned as “barbaric” by the country’s leader Carrie Lam, but demonstrators said the incident had been overplayed.
Footage posted on social media on Thursday night showed Hong Kong justice secretary Teresa Cheng fall to the ground while being pursued by a large group of anti-government protesters in the British capital.
The Hong Kong government claimed the incident caused Ms Cheng “serious bodily harm” while China said she injured her hand.
Hong Kong, which was a British colony until 1997, is part of China under the one country, two systems model.
In practice, this means that Hong Kong citizens have freedoms that people in mainland China do not.
The protests are partially about a fear that these freedoms are being eroded.
The protests in Hong Kong started in June after the government planned to pass a bill that would allow suspects to be extradited to mainland China.
People feared this would undermine the city’s freedoms, and although the bill was withdrawn, the demonstrations continued and grew into broader anti-government protests.
Watch as demonstrators gather in Edinburgh to support Hong Kong democracy movement .
Dozens of people have gathered in Edinburgh's Old Town today to support Hong Kong's pro-democracy demonstrations. © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd Around 50 protesters were outside the Capital's St Giles Cathedral chanting "Fight for freedom! Save Hong Kong" around 12:15pm on Saturday.Organisers, Stand With Hong Kong anticipated hundreds of people will join similar protests across the UK in Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and London this afternoon.