Chinese foreign ministry in HK criticizes EU politician over "hypocritical concern"

The Office of the Commissioner of Chinese Foreign Ministry in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Saturday expressed China's strong disapproval of and firm opposition to some EU (European Union) official's "flagrant interference" in Hong Kong affairs, which are China's internal affairs.

The SAR police have clearly explained the recent arrests, which are solidly grounded, consistent with law and indisputable, said a spokesperson of the commissioner's office.

"By distorting the truth and expressing so-called concerns, the relevant EU politician has attempted to obstruct the SAR police's normal law enforcement efforts and disrupt the SAR's rule of law, showed partiality for and condoned illegal violence, and grossly meddled with Hong Kong affairs," the spokesperson said.

"It leaves us wondering whether these politicians would stop worrying only if the offenders were allowed to have their way and continue messing up Hong Kong with impunity," the spokesperson added.

The remarks were made in response to EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini's recent remarks that "the developments in Hong Kong, especially over these last hours, are extremely worrying."