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Tuesday, August 04, 2020, 23:00
Foreign entities urged not to meddle in HKSAR poll process
By Xinhua
Tuesday, August 04, 2020, 23:00 By Xinhua

This photo dated April 25, 2019 shows the Legislative Council building in Hong Kong. (PHOTO/HKSAR GOVERNMENT)

BRUSSELS - The Chinese Mission to the European Union (EU) said on Monday that no foreign government, organization or individual has any right or reason to interfere in Hong Kong's internal affairs.

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The HKSAR government's decision to postpone the elections due to the severe pandemic situation is a justified and necessary step to ensure safety and health of Hong Kong citizens, said a spokesperson for the Chinese Mission to the EU

The remarks were made in response to an EU statement on the postponement of the Legislative Council election of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).

Noting that Hong Kong is China's special administrative region, a spokesperson for the mission said that the region's legislative council elections are China's local elections, and hence purely Hong Kong's internal affairs.

The HKSAR government's decision to postpone the elections due to the severe pandemic situation is a justified and necessary step to ensure safety and health of Hong Kong citizens and the safety, fairness and impartiality of the elections, the spokesperson said.

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Noting that elections were put off due to epidemics or other disasters in other places as well, the spokesperson said that the HKSAR government followed this usual practice in making the decision a legitimate, reasonable and lawful one.  


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