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China lodges representations to UK over illegal entry to Chinese Consulate-General in Manchester

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By Global Times Published: Oct 19, 2022 05:47 PM

Some people maliciously harassed and illegally entered the Chinese Consulate-General in Manchester, injuring Chinese staff and threatening the safety of the Chinese diplomatic premises, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said on Wednesday, noting that China has lodged representations to the UK.

Wang said at Wednesday's media briefing that the peace and dignity of Chinese embassies and consulates abroad are inviolable. "We hope that the UK will earnestly fulfill its responsibility and take effective measures to strengthen the protection of the premises and staff of Chinese embassy and consulates in the UK," Wang said.

Wang's remarks came after reports that British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly summoned Yang Xiaoguang, charge d'affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Britain, on Tuesday over the incident.

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