Discussion of Hong Kong extradition bill will not be allowed at G20 summit in Osaka, Beijing says

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Zhang Jun, China’s Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs said on Monday that China will not let the Group of 20 nations to talk about the Hong Kong issue at the summit which will be held this week.Millions of people came to the streets of Hong Kong this month against the bill that would allow people to be handed over to the main part of the country to face trial in courts controlled by the Communist Party. The bill started the most violent protests in decades when police fired rubber bullets and tear gas to stop the crowds. The bill and reaction of police to the protests have drawn international criticism from rights groups.

“I can tell you for sure that the G-20 will not discuss the affairs of Hong Kong. We will not allow the G20 to talk about Hong Kong matters.” China’s assistant minister of foreign affairs Zhang Jun told on Monday.When asked the question what might happen whether United States President Donald Trump and chinese president xi jinping discuss about Hong Kong at the G-20 summit in Japanese city Osaka. Zhang Jun replied to that “We will not allow any country or anybody to meddle in the internal affairs of China by any means.”

Zhang Jun also added “Hong Kong is China’s special administrative region. Hong Kong matters are purely an internal affair due China. No foreign country has a right to interfere.No matter at what venue, using any method, we will not permit any country or person to interfere in China’s internal affairs.” Hong Kong protesters are expecting to take advantage of the G-20 summit to extend international pressure on the local and national governments.

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Andy Chan Ho tin who is the convenor of the banned Hong Kong National Party said that “the actions were organised by the Free Indo-Pacific Alliance, a group that represents exiled minorities, including Tibetans.” Meanwhile Jimmy Sham Tsz-kit the front’s convenor said “We appeal to the millions of Hongkongers who have come out in the two historic Sunday marches to come out again, to send a clear message to the world: withdraw the extradition bill.”

Jimmy Sham insisted, the government should speak to the protesters and must withdraw the extradition bill and an independent inquiry should also be held against the excessive use of police force against the protesters during the violent conflicts outside the legislature on June 12. In Hong Kong the Civil Human Rights Front had organised the two huge marches earlier this month will also organise a rally on Wednesday which will be a day before global leaders meet at the G-20, to insist the international community to put pressure on Xi jinping and Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet ngor for the extradition bill matter.

Foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said “If there are some foreign leaders or foreign parties who are genuine and sincere about wanting to understand China’s policy and the considerations behind it, we are always open about that.” “The mass protests in Hong Kong might have given United States President Donald Trump unexpected leverage if he meets president Xi Jinping, in Japan next week, but Beijing will try to prevent the controversy from affecting the broader China U.S relationship.” Chinese analysts said to the media.

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