fuck off, western bigots

China says HK does not need meddling by ‘black hand’ Western forces
Michael Martina, Reuters, Jun 109 2019

BEIJING – HK does not need meddling by “black hand” Western forces who are trying to destroy its stability, the Chinese government’s top diplomat said on Wednesday, after mass protests there against a controversial extradition bill. The protests against the bill, that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial, saw some of the worst violence since the former British colony returned to Chinese rule in 1997. The HK government has since postponed the legislation, though the city’s Beijing-backed leader, Carrie Lam, on Tuesday refused to say the bill would be withdrawn, only that it would not be reintroduced during her time in office if public fears persist. Beijing has said it respects and supports Lam’s decision, but has been angered by criticism from Western capitals about the legislation. State Councillor Wang Yi, in the first public comments by a senior Chinese leader since the protests took place, said at a joint news conference with Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok:

The proposed legislation completely suits the interests of the HK people, but due to the fact that all sides need to further understand and discuss this, the HK government decided to postpone this process. The central government has already formally expressed our support, understanding, and respect for this. What we must be on guard against is that some Western forces are taking advantage of this issue to stir up trouble and incite opposition in an attempt to destroy HK’s social stability and the implementation of one country, two systems. We must say it here loudly: you must withdraw your black hand. HK is China’s domestic affair. We don’t need your meddling here. HK is not a place for you to run amuck.

Since the proposed amendments to the Fugitives Offenders’ Ordinance were first put to the city’s legislature in February, Lam has repeatedly rebuffed concerns voiced about it from many quarters, including business groups, lawyers, judges and foreign governments. Critics say the bill would undermine HK’s independent judiciary and rule of law by allowing individuals to be sent back to China for trial.

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