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China slams last colonial governor for remarks on HK Occupy Movement

People's Daily Online

(Xinhua) 19:32, November 05, 2014

China slammed Hong Kong's last colonial governor Chris Patten and urged him to stop 'inciting the illegal Occupy Central Movement in Hong Kong' on Wednesday.

'As the last governor of Britain's colonial rule of Hong Kong, he should have awareness of his role and get a clear understanding of the change of time,' spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry Hong Lei told a daily press briefing.

Hong made the remarks while commenting on the remarks by Patten, who witnessed the return of Hong Kong from Britain to China in 1997.

Patten said Britain should push China on Hong Kong and claimed that the 1984 Joint Declaration provided obligations on China to Britain for 50 years.

'The month-long Occupy Central Movement is illegal. China's central government supports the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to deal with it according to relevant laws,' Hong said.

'Hong Kong is China's special administrative region. No foreign government, organization or people have the right to interfere in Hong Kong's affairs,' he said.

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