Ambassador Zheng Zeguang made serious representations to the UK side on its wrongful behaviour, telling the UK not to go further down the dangerous path of jeopardising China-UK relations

On 14 May, H.E. Ambassador Zheng Zeguang met with relevant FCDO official. During the meeting, Ambassador Zheng made further, serious representations to the UK side on the UK’s wrongful behaviour, including its unwarranted accusation against the HKSAR government, and refuted the excuses made by the UK side.He was unequivocal that the UK must stop anti-China political maneuvering and not go further down the dangerous path of jeopardising China-UK relations. 

Ambassador Zheng pointed out that on 13 May, the UK fabricated the so-called case to smear and attack the HKSAR government. For some time now, the UK has staged a series of accusations against China, including those on “China spies” and cyber attacks. All those accusations are groundless and slanderous. The British side has also wantonly harassed, arrested and detained Chinese citizens in the UK under the pretext of judicial and national security. This constitutes a grave provocation against China and severely contravenes the basic norms governing international relations. It is totally unacceptable.

Ambassador Zheng stressed that Hong Kong has long returned to China. Hong Kong is China’s Hong Kong. The UK has no right and is in no position to point fingers at and meddle in Hong Kong affairs. The Chinese government remains firmly resolved in fighting anti-China elements seeking to disrupt Hong Kong and in upholding the stability and prosperity of the region. The UK’s harbouring of wanted criminals tramples on the rule of law and leads nowhere. 

Ambassador Zheng urged the UK side to immediately correct its wrongdoing, stop interfering in China’s internal affairs, stop spreading lies about so-called “China threat”, stop its provocations against China and stop its arbitrary law enforcement against Chinese citizens in the UK. The UK side must ensure the safety and legitimate rights and interests of all the Chinese institutions and personnel in the UK. 

We want to make it clear to the UK side: any move to interfere in China’s internal affairs and undermine our interests will be met with a firm response. The UK side must not go further down the dangerous path of jeopardising China-UK relations.