Czech foreign ministry condemns Chinese move to disqualify Hong Kong MPs, China reacts

On Monday, the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed “deep concern” over China’s decision to disqualify several pro-democracy members of the Hong Kong Legislative Council on November 11. The action was condemned by the ministry as a “breach of China's international obligations to Hong Kong” as well as a “blow [Hong Kong’s] autonomy, political pluralism and the freedoms guaranteed by the One Country, Two Systems principle”.

China has since reacted. In a statement on the website of its embassy in Prague, the spokesman of the embassy asks the Czech Republic not to interfere in the internal affairs of China. It goes on to say that the action was made in accordance with the Chinese constitution and that it was made with the aim of “maintaining and improving the One Country, Two Systems principle”.

Author: Tom McEnchroe