‘Let go of the illusion. You will never see this day again! Chinese FM criticizes West for trying to bring Hong Kong back to chaos
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday warned the United States and Japan to “abandon the illusion” of bringing Hong Kong back to chaos, refuting their remarks on issues related to the Xinjiang and China’s regions. Hong Kong and their attacks on China’s human rights.
Wang’s remarks came after he asked for the floor for the second time at the 11th East Asia Summit (EAS) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting via video link, in response to speeches by American and Japanese delegates attacking China.
“Such defamatory remarks are just clichés and not even worth refuting, which ASEAN has not echoed either,” Wang said.
Xinjiang and Hong Kong related affairs are all internal affairs of China, and it is a serious violation of basic standards in the management of international relations that some countries are pointing fingers and making irresponsible judgments on such matters. . It violates the principle of sovereignty.
“For such deplorable behavior, we will shoot them down every time they show up,” Wang added.
In recent years, the population of the Uighur ethnic group in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region has doubled and their average life expectancy has increased. Annual income, education, and other metrics all look promising.
“How could this be considered ‘genocide’?” Wang asked. “On the subject of genocide, the massive massacre of American Indians by the United States in previous years is the real genocide. The war waged by the United States around the world, killing and suffering innocent civilians everywhere, is the real war against humanity.
Wang went on to say that the Xinjiang government has always had an open and transparent stance that uses facts and data to refute lies, and ethnic minorities, including the Uighur ethnic group, have stood up to fight the rumors. with their own experiences.
However, the United States has turned a blind eye to this. “Where is your conscience? Where is your credibility?” Wang asked, saying the paranoia the United States exhibited reflected typical Western-style arrogance and impertinence.
Regarding Hong Kong’s issues, Wang said the Hong Kong National Security Law and electoral system reform restored stability and strengthened the rule of law. They guaranteed the rights and legitimate interests of local residents and all people living in the region, and ensured constant implementation of “one country, two systems”.
Some 70 percent of Hong Kong residents are happy with the current situation, he added. “So now you voice your so-called concerns. What exactly are they? Do you want to push Hong Kong back into chaos or let the secessionists take to the streets again?”
“I say this clearly: let go of such an illusion. You will never see this day again! “