Beijing says it backs Hong Kong’s leader despite public demands for her resignation

July 29, 2019

China said Monday the recent string of protests in Hong Kong “has gone far beyond the scope of peaceful march and demonstration.” Still, the country’s central government said that it continues to support the city’s under-fire chief executive and the notion of Hong Kong’s semi-autonomy.

A statement from the country’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office distributed to the press in Beijing on Monday said the demonstrations have undermined the rule of law and the stability of “one country, two systems.” That concept was promised to Hong Kong when the former British colony was reunited with the mainland, and guarantees that the city maintains a separate economic and legal system.

A spokesperson for the office called the recent series of violent clashes “horrendous incidents” that have damaged the rule of law, public order, economy and people’s lives in the city. He said at a Monday press conference that some forces with ulterior motives have stoked panic in the city, according to Reuters.

The demonstrations in Hong Kong started in early June against a legislative push to allow people in Hong Kong to be transferred to mainland China. They have since snowballed into a movement for full democracy and autonomy from Beijing.

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