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The Chinese Foreign Ministry reminded London that it has no rights to Hong Kong.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry reminded London that it has no rights to Hong Kong.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning at a briefing on Wednesday said she reminded the British authorities that they have no rights to Hong Kong, and Xinjiang and Taiwan issues are China’s internal affair.

Earlier, the Financial Times, citing excerpts from the forthcoming speech of the Foreign Minister, reported that British Foreign Secretary James Cleverley believes that declaring a cold war on China would be a mistake. As noted, Cleverley will also say that “no significant global problem” can be solved without China. However, the newspaper writes, the minister will also touch upon areas where Britain remains at odds with China, including Taiwan, civil rights in Hong Kong and the Uyghur issue.

“In today’s world, deep integration and many challenges are intertwined, countries must respond to this in cooperation. The bloc policy and the Cold War mentality are contrary to the historical cause and do not meet the interests of anyone, including Britain,” Mao Ning said.

“China has always developed relations with the UK in the spirit of equality and mutual respect, but the UK is holding on to the old, reading the old lines from the outdated script, which in the end only further away from progress,“ she added.

Mao Ning reminded that, according to the Sino-British declaration, London has no rights to Hong Kong. Also, according to her, Britain turns a blind eye to the facts about the development of Xinjiang, listening only to slander.

“If the UK wants to maintain peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait, then it must strictly follow the one China principle and resolutely oppose separatist actions,” Mao Ning said.

The diplomat also noted that the issues of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Xinjiang are China’s internal policy, in which no one from the outside should interfere.