CHINA / SOCIETY
US urged to stop 'political performance' of throwing mud at HK business environment: spokesperson
Published: Jul 14, 2021 12:52 PM
Aerial photo taken on March 6, 2021 shows citizens displaying China's national flag and the flag of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in support of implementing the principle of patriots administering Hong Kong at Tamar Park in Hong Kong, south China.Photo:Xinhua

Aerial photo taken on March 6, 2021 shows citizens displaying China's national flag and the flag of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in support of implementing the principle of "patriots administering Hong Kong" at Tamar Park in Hong Kong, south China.Photo:Xinhua


The US should stop "all political performance that aims to deceive people, and wrongdoings that undermine win-win economic cooperation between China and the US, the office of the commissioner for foreign affairs ministry in Hong Kong said after a spokesperson from US State Department chided the business environment in Hong Kong, as well as the city's national security law. 

The US is throwing mud at the city's national security law and its business environment in an attempt to mislead US companies and other international business entities in Hong Kong. It exposes US' evil intentions of using the "Hong Kong card" to thwart China's development, said the spokesperson from the office.

The response came after US State Department spokesman Ned Price told a regular news briefing that risks to the rule of law that were formerly limited to the Chinese mainland are now increasingly a concern for Hong Kong.

"We know that a healthy business community relies on the rule of law, which the national security law that applies to Hong Kong continues to undermine," Price said.

The spokesperson from the commissioner's office said that Hong Kong has ushered a new chapter of good governance after the implementation of the national security law. The new law brings a more secure, stable and predictable business environment for foreign companies. This is in line with common interests of US companies in the city. 

Any threat or intimidation from the US won't deter China's determination in safeguarding its sovereignty, as well as pursuing development. 

Anyone can see through US' tricks, and make the right decision, said the spokesperson from the commissioner's office.

Global Times


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