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Chinese Ambassador Warns UK of “Consequences” Over Hong Kong Rhetoric

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Britain had previously taken aim at the recently passed national security law for Hong Kong. The Chinese envoy to the UK retorted that “the UK has no sovereignty, jurisdiction or right of supervision over Hong Kong.”
Liu Xiaoming, the Chinese ambassador to the UK, has warned Britain against “making China a hostile country”, saying otherwise it will have to “bear consequences.”
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Liu referred to Hong Kong as a territory that is “no longer under colonial rule” but that is part of China, expressing hope that the UK won’t interfere in the Asian country’s internal affairs.
He contended that the country would in no way “brook any external interference”, and that no one should underestimate China’s determination to safeguard its sovereignty.
The UK has opposed the adoption of the new Hong Kong Security Law, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson denouncing the legislation for breaching the Sino-British Joint Declaration. The ambassador tweeted in response in early July that “the UK has no sovereignty, jurisdiction or right of “supervision” over Hong Kong whatsoever”, and stressed that Hong Kong issues are China’s internal affair alone and no business of the outside world.

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