Chinese embassy tells Australia to stop meddling in HK affairsLocal | 9 Jul 2020 3:40 pm
The Chinese embassy has condemned Australia's decision to extend the visas of some Hong Kong residents in response to China's crackdown on personal freedoms, saying it is a "gross interference" in the country's internal affairs.
In a statement, China's embassy in Canberra said it "strongly deplores and opposes the groundless accusations and measures announced by the Australian Government,'' ABC News reports.
"Which is a serious violation of international law and basic norms governing international relations, and a gross interference in China's internal affairs.
"Hong Kong affairs are China's internal affairs. The Australian side has been clanking that they oppose 'foreign interference'. However, they have blatantly interfered in China's internal affairs by making irresponsible remarks on Hong Kong-related issues.
"Its hypocrisy and double standard is exposed in full."
The embassy said it urged the Federal Government to "stop meddling" in Hong Kong affairs.