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‘A political spectacle’: Beijing responds to Western criticism of Hong Kong national security arrests

by YAR

Beijing has responded to Western criticism over the latest arrest of activists in Hong Kong, including a 90-year-old Catholic cardinal, accusing them of “defaming” and putting on a “political show.”

China’s Foreign Ministry in Hong Kong “expresses strong disapproval and opposition, emphasizing that ‘rights and freedoms’ are not a ‘shield’ for illegal activities in Hong Kong,” read a statement released Thursday. “[The ministry] urges the foreign forces that are intervening to immediately stop their clumsy political show full of ideological biases.”

Chinese and Hong Kong flags in front of the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hong Kong. Photo: Facebook, via Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China in HKSAR.

Cardinal Joseph Zen, lawyer Margaret Ng, singer and activist Denise Ho and scholar Hui Po-keung were released on bail Wednesday night.



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