Hong Kong government to support response to Pelosi's Taiwan visit

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Hong Kong government to support response to Pelosi's Taiwan visit

PHOTO HKSAR GOVERNMENT HONG KONG - The government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region said it will support countermeasures and sanctions announced by the central authorities in response to US Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan.

A spokesman for the HKSAR government said on Friday evening that the SAR government strongly opposes external forces in the internal affairs of China.

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The statement says that the HKSAR government will support and facilitate all necessary measures by the Central Government to resolutely safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity.

The HKSAR government will keep in touch with the relevant authorities of the central government, as well as closely monitor developments, according to the spokesman.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs took eight countermeasures in response to the visit to Taiwan by Pelosi and adopted sanctions on her on Friday afternoon.