China’s Assistant Minister of International Affairs Zhang Jun stated on Monday that China is not going to permit the Group of 20 nations to debate the Hong Kong situation at its summit this week.
Hundreds of thousands of people protested on the streets of Hong Kong this month in opposition to a bill that will enable people to be extradited to the mainland to face trial in courts controlled by the Communist Party.
It triggered probably the most violent protests in many years when police fired rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse the crowds. The extradition bill and police reaction to the demonstrations drew worldwide criticism from rights groups.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump will meet at the G20 summit in the Japanese metropolis of Osaka this week amid heightened commerce tensions between the world’s two largest economies.
“What I can let you know for sure is that G20 is not going to focus on the Hong Kong concern. We won’t enable G20 to debate the Hong Kong subject,” Zhang mentioned when requested whether or not Trump and Xi would talk about Hong Kong on the G20.
“Hong Kong is China’s particular administrative area. Hong Kong issues are purely an inner affair due to China. No international nation has a proper to intervene,” Zhang mentioned.
“Irrespective of at what venue, utilizing any method, we won’t allow any nation or individual to intervene in China’s inside affairs.”