Beijing’s ambassador to the UK said on Thursday at a news conference that China will “not sit on its hands” over the protests in Hong Kong.
Liu Xiaoming said that if the situation deteriorates, they will act to “quell unrest” in Hong Kong, as it is Chinese territory however, it does operate under a different system.
Xiaoming said, “If the situation deteriorates into uncontrollable unrest, the central government will not sit by and watch, we have enough power to quell the unrest.
“We have enough solutions and enough power within the limits of basic law to quell any unrest swiftly. Their moves are severe and violent offences, and already shows signs of terrorism.
“The central government of China will never allow a few violent offenders to drag Hong Kong down a dangerous road, down a dangerous abyss.”
Xiaoming questioned would the British government allow protestors to commit crimes in the UK.
He said, “crimes” in the UK.
“Would the UK allow extremists to storm the Palace of Westminster and damage its facilities and get away with it?
“Would the UK give permission for attacking police officers with lethal weapons or set fire to police stations without any punishment?
“Would the UK allow so-called pro-democracy rioters to occupy the airport, obstruct traffic, disturb social order or threaten the safety and people’s life and property?
“Aren’t all these regarded as crimes in the UK?”
He added, “Foreign forces must stop interfering in Hong Kong’s affairs.
“Evidence shows that the situation in Hong Kong would not have deteriorated so much if it had not been for the interference and incitement of foreign forces.”
Xiaoming warned British politicians against interfering with Hong Kong’s affairs over the protestors and the police clashing.
He said the UK should “refrain from saying or doing anything that interferes or undermines the rule of law in Hong Kong.”
And added that some politicians still think “their hands are still in the colonial days,” as the UK called for “calm from all sides.”
He added, “I think some of them still regard Hong Kong as part of British empire and they treat Hong Kong as part of the UK.
“They are going to have to change their mindset, put them in the proper position and regard Hong Kong as a part of China, not as a part of the UK.”
Tens of thousands of protestors have taken to the streets in Hong Kong sine June, originally to do with a bill would have seen people being extradited to the Chinese mainland.
Beijing’s ambassador said the protestors are extremists masquerading as democracy protesters who are leading Hong Kong “down a dangerous road,” and we are “fully prepared for the worst” if this cannot end in “an orderly way.”
President Trump took to his favourite medium and tweeted and praised the Chinese leader Xi Jinping and said, “I have ZERO doubt that if President Xi wants to quickly and humanely solve the Hong Kong problem, he can do it. Personal meeting?”
The Chinese ambassador responded and said, “Foreign forces must stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs, stop conniving in violent offences, they should not misjudge the situation and go down the wrong path otherwise they will lift the stone only to drop it on their own feet.
“Evidence shows the situation would not have deteriorated so much had it not been for the interference and incitement of foreign forces.
“Hong Kong is part of China. No foreign country should interfere in Hong Kong’s internal affairs.”
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