Beijing diplomat warns UK consul not to ‘meddle’ in Hong Kong politics

Ng Kang-chung | 2 June 2014 | South China Morning Post

The top British envoy in Hong Kong has hit back at Beijing’s warning that London should stay out of Hong Kong’s politics, saying Britain has “a wide range of interests” in the city as a signatory to the Sino-British Joint Declaration.

British Consul General Caroline Wilson also stressed the importance of universal suffrage being on the basis of “a genuine choice”.

Wilson was responding after China’s foreign ministry commissioner in Hong Kong, Song Zhe, issued a statement over the weekend, asking Britain not to poke its nose into Hong Kong’s constitutional reforms.

He said the reforms were Hong Kong’s internal affair and Beijing was firmly against any meddling by “outside forces”.

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