Mainland tells Taiwan not to undermine Hong Kong's stability

Yao Jianing

BEIJING, Nov. 8 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese mainland spokesman on Tuesday called on Taiwan to stop comments and conduct that undermine prosperity and stability in Hong Kong.

Ma Xiaoguang, spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, made the remarks in response to a question about comments made by a Taiwan official who expressed "concerns" for Hong Kong after the interpretation of the Hong Kong Basic Law.

"We resolutely oppose Taiwan pointing fingers on the issue, confusing right and wrong, and intentionally making misleading comments," Ma said, calling on relevant parties in Taiwan to stop all comments or conduct that affect the "one country, two systems" principle, and prosperity and stability in Hong Kong.

The National People's Congress Standing Committee on Monday adopted an interpretation of Article 104 of the Basic Law of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Ma said the top legislature and the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council have made explanations and statements on the interpretation, which was issued in accordance with the Basic Law.

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