HKSARG responds to media enquiries

     Regarding the response by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the comments made by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office on the decision made by the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress on the selection of the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) by universal suffrage, a spokesman for the HKSAR Government today (September 5) responded to the media as follows:

     "Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. The constitutional development of Hong Kong is entirely an internal affair of China and an internal matter for the HKSAR. The Government of the HKSAR does not welcome comments or intervention in any form from other countries. We hope the British Government will respect our position."

Ends/Friday, September 5, 2014
Issued at HKT 20:22