China’s overseas ministry in Hong Kong urged the British authorities to cease its “so-called half-yearly report on Hong Kong,” state media reported on Friday.
A spokesperson on the ministry department mentioned Britain’s report “grossly interfered with Hong Kong affairs and China’s inner affairs, and critically trampled on worldwide regulation.”
Britain criticised what it mentioned was the systematic erosion of freedoms in Hong Kong by the Chinese language authorities and a crackdown on free speech by authorities, in its newest report on the previous British colony, introduced in a written assertion to parliament on Thursday. The experiences are issued each six months.
In a separate assertion, the Hong Kong authorities mentioned late on Thursday that it refuted the “slandering remarks and ill-intentioned political assaults” made in Britain’s report.
“The Hong Kong particular administrative area is an inalienable a part of the Individuals’s Republic of China,” the assertion mentioned, including that the federal government urged Britain to “respect the essential norms governing worldwide relations and cease interfering” within the metropolis’s affairs.