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China opposes EU reports on Hong Kong, Macao

Xinhua | Updated: 2019-05-09 21:33

BEIJING -- China on Thursday urged the European Union to stop interfering in Hong Kong and Macao affairs.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang expressed China's strong dissatisfaction and resolute opposition after the European Commission on Wednesday issued annual reports for 2018 on the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) and the Macao SAR.

The EU reports use human rights and freedom as a cover to wilfully comment on Hong Kong and Macao affairs, and make accusations against the implementation of "one country, two systems" in disregard of facts, grossly interfering in China's internal affairs as well as Hong Kong and Macao SAR affairs, Geng told a press briefing.

Since their return to the motherland, Hong Kong and Macao have remained prosperous and stable, and the principle of "one country, two systems" has been successfully implemented, Geng said, adding that residents in Hong Kong and Macao are enjoying unprecedented democratic rights and freedom of speech, press and assembly, which are undeniable facts.

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