This Nov 17, 2016 photo shows the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in Central, Hong Kong. PARKER ZHENG CHINA DAILY HONG KONG - The Commissioner's Office of the Chinese Foreign Ministry in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has rejected statements about Hong Kong released by some US officials before June 4th, urging them to make self-reflection and do away with political tricks.
A spokesman for the office condemned the remarks by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a statement released on Saturday.
US secretary of state Antony Blinken, and some US Congress agencies, were accused of political shows that interfered in China's internal affairs under the guise of human rights and freedom. They smeared Hong Kong's human rights and rule of law in an attempt to incite hostility and confrontation and tarnish China's image, the statement read.
The US politicians should do their best to make self-reflection and do away with political tricks, the spokesperson said.
Today s China is marching on a new journey towards the second centenary goal of building a modern socialist country in all respects, and today s Hong Kong is transitioning from chaos to stability and opening a new chapter of sound governance.
The spokesperson said that no political performance of any external forces can stop the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation or change the bright prospects of Hong Kong's prosperity and development.
A few Western countries still try to use the political incident that happened three decades ago for ideological infiltration and peaceful evolution against China. The statement says that the move is doomed to be a complete failure given the current historical trend and development of the Chinese nation.
The spokesperson pointed out that democratic systems and practices in some western countries are fraught with deep-seated problems. Money politics in these countries has become a new normal, political polarization has intensified, and freedom of speech exists in name only.
The US has an awful human rights track record and appalling governance deficiencies - the death of George Floyd, frequent school shootings, Capitol Hill riot, and over one million COVID 19 deaths, to name a few, the spokesperson said.
The US has no right to point fingers at China or slander Hong Kong, despite the fact that it doesn't protect the basic right to life of its citizens.
The spokesperson stressed that Chinese people do not flinch from provocations and do not provoke.
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The office has urged the American politicians to respect China's sovereignty, abide by international law and the basic norms governing international relations, and stop interfering in China's internal affairs and Hong Kong affairs.
The 1.4 billion Chinese people will stand up against them, and the acts of intervention and sabotage will fall flat again, no matter how hard they try, the spokesperson said.