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Wang Yi Makes Clear the Solemn Position on the United States (US) Senate's Passing of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act

On November 21, 2019, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi made clear the Chinese side's solemn position on the United States (US) Senate's passing of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act when meeting with former US Defense Secretary William Cohen in Beijing.

Wang Yi expressed, when the so-called Human Rights and Democracy Act attempts to interfere in other countries' internal affairs using a foreign country's domestic law and overlooks the damages caused by the illegal violence in Hong Kong, how can they talk about democracy and human rights? The act actually sent the wrong message of condoning violent criminals, and its actual purpose is to create chaos in Hong Kong and ruin the city. Such move is a naked interference in China's internal affairs and also a serious infringement on the common and fundamental interests of Hong Kong compatriots. The Chinese side strongly opposes the passing of the act and will not allow any attempt to undermine Hong Kong's prosperity and stability, or to challenge the "one country, two systems" policy.

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