US Consul General’s ‘farewell remarks’ are a symbol of US failure to use Hong Kong SAR to contain China (Chinese Foreign Minister’s Commissioner’s Office)


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The “farewell remarks” of US Consul General in Hong Kong Hanscom Smith are exactly a symbol of the complete bankruptcy of the US strategy of “using Hong Kong to contain China”, and Smith’s deceptive plot failed and his broadcast no longer has an audience, said the spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Commissioner’s Office in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), while strongly condemning Smith’s remarks.

The spokesperson pointed out that the so-called “erosion of autonomy, decline of democracy and oppression of human rights” are just America’s ideological paranoia. For the United States, not all countries which differ from its system are “not free”, not all countries which differ from its ideology are “not democratic”, and not all countries which do not follow the example of the United States are execrable. Ignoring the Chinese side’s repeated objections and the aspirations of Hong Kong society, the United States insisted on denigrating Hong Kong’s prospects. It harbors US ulterior motives to undermine Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability and strangle China’s growth, the spokesperson said.

On the one hand, the United States said it cares about Hong Kong”, but on the other hand, it is bullying foreign investors in Hong Kong with a “business advice”. America’s intent to disrupt Hong Kong and use the city to hold back China has been exposed and is despised by the world.

Hanscom Smith asserts that “American policy towards Hong Kong has been consistent for decades,” but the fact is that the United States has been consistent in confusing blacks and whites, slandering Hong Kong, making their best to infiltrate and subvert Hong Kong and by sanctioning those who act against the wishes of the United States, the spokesperson said.

A source familiar with the matter told the Global Times in an exclusive interview in June that the consulates of the Five Eyes Alliance countries in Hong Kong have become the headquarters and command of interference and subversion where their consular officials reached out to anti-China forces and separatists. incite violence by providing financial support and training.

The spokesman pointed out that America’s evil intentions had been exposed, its wiles exposed and its mask of hypocrisy torn off.

Smith’s deceptive plot failed and his show no longer has an audience. “He had nothing more to do and he had to take to the road, his briefcase under his arm. Farewell, Hanscom Smith,” the spokesperson said.

The spokesperson’s response came after Smith delivered his farewell address to the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong on Monday, in which he claimed China’s central government had taken steps to “dismantle and destroy freedoms”. and Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy,” and that national security law enforcement for Hong Kong has been “broad, crude and frightening.”

The spokesperson pointed out that with the implementation of the national security law for Hong Kong and the successful practice of the new electoral system, China’s national security has been safeguarded, Hong Kong society has become more stable and united, and the rule of law and justice in the city have been fully respected. The rights and freedoms of Hong Kong residents such as freedom of speech, press and association are better protected in a safer environment. Hong Kong is ushering in a new phase characterized by greater prosperity and opening a new chapter of good governance.

“One country, two systems” is a universally recognized success, and it has been repeatedly proven to be a good system in line with the fundamental interests of the country and the Chinese nation, which serves the fundamental interests of Hong Kong and which enjoys the full support of 1.4 billion people in the homeland, the spokesperson said.

The spokesperson stressed that China’s determination to safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interests is rock solid, and its determination to oppose external forces that interfere in Hong Kong’s affairs. Kong is unwavering.


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