China says won’t allow Hong Kong to be used as subversion base


(From L) Zhang Xiaoming, Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in Hong Kong, former Hong Kong Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa and Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying sing national anthem during a flag raising ceremony in Hong Kong October 1, 2014, celebrating the 65th anniversary of China National Day.  REUTERS/Bobby Yip

(From L) Zhang Xiaoming, Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in Hong Kong, former Hong Kong Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa and Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying sing national anthem during a flag raising ceremony in Hong Kong October 1, 2014, celebrating the 65th anniversary of China National Day. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

China will not allow anyone to use Hong Kong as a base for subversion against mainland China or to damage its political stability, Beijing’s top official in the territory told state television.

Chinese leaders are increasingly concerned about a fledgling independence movement in Hong Kong, which returned to mainland rule in 1997 with a promise of autonomy known as “one country, two systems”, and recent protests in the city.

In an interview with state television broadcast late on Sunday, Zhang Xiaoming, the head of China’s Liaison Office in Hong Kong, said Beijing will not interfere in matters that purely affect Hong Kong’s autonomy.

“As far as Hong Kong is concerned, nobody is permitted do anything in any form that damage the country’s sovereignty and security, they are not allowed to challenge the central government’s authority or that of Hong Kong’s Basic Law, they are not allowed to use Hong Kong for infiltration subversion activities against the mainland to damage its social and political stability,” Zhang said.

China’s parliament last month staged a rare interpretation of the Basic Law, Hong Kong’s mini-constitution, to effectively bar pro-independence city lawmakers from taking office there.

Chinese President Xi Jinping told outgoing Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying last month that China’s central government strongly supports efforts by the Hong Kong government to curb moves by some promoting independence for the global financial hub.

The former British colony returned to China under the “one country, two systems” agreement that ensured its freedoms and wide-ranging autonomy, including a separate legal system.

But Communist Party rulers in Beijing have ultimate control, and some Hong Kong people are concerned they are increasingly interfering to head off dissent.

(Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Kim Coghill)

Source: Reuters “China says won’t allow Hong Kong to be used as subversion base”

Note: This is Reuters report I post here for readers’ information. It does not mean that I agree or disagree with the report’ views.


5 Comments on “China says won’t allow Hong Kong to be used as subversion base”

  1. EASTERN LOOKING GLASS says:

    “China says won’t allow Hong Kong to be used as subversion base”

    First thing Mr Xi and Beijing should do is sack all the fifth-columns racist “Qweilows”, traitorous Hongkongers, and another other nationalities – principally ndians if any – from the South China Morning Post.

    Then seek out similar fifith-columnists in other areas of Hong Kong’s societies.

    Get your intelligence services agents moving. Increase their budget, hire more agents, provide more fundings for whatever projects, activities, or chattels required, and enhance training for your agents.

    Time to be pro-active and NOT reactive. It speaks poorly of your leadership and management. Time to get a move on, Beijing.

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  2. Simon says:

    Typically of many western journos parroting phrases from other bias western media outlets the author erroneously state “The former British colony returned to China under the “one country, two systems” agreement that ensured its freedoms and wide-ranging autonomy, including a separate legal system.”

    Wrong!

    Britain returned HK to China because its 99 years lease on HK has ended following the Opium War and the unequal treaty that followed. The “One Country Two Systems” was a gift from the late Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping to HK so that it can retain its way of life for the next 50yrs after the 1997 handover. It was not a agreement reached with Britain as a condition of returning HK to China. What we have now is seperatists both inspired and backed by the West blatantly undermining HK basic law and way of life by its subversive activities whichi is not just anti-HK but anti Chinese.

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    • johnleecan says:

      What Simon stated is 100% accurate and true. Only narrow minded and ill informed people believes what the lying western media says.

      Those in Hong Kong who will do anything in any form that damage China’s sovereignty and security, challenge the central government’s authority or that of Hong Kong’s Basic Law, use Hong Kong for infiltration subversion activities against the mainland to damage its social and political stability, should be brought to China and locked up until 2047.

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    • Steve says:

      Well Said…

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