Yang Guang, a spokesman for the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of the State Council, expressed solemn protest and strong condemnation over the passage of the 2019 Hong Kong Democracy and Human Rights Act in the United States House of Representatives on 16th October, 2019.
According to Xinhua News Agency’s report, Yang Guang pointed out that the U.S. House of Representatives passed the act, proposed by some congressmen, despite strong opposition from the Chinese government on numerous occasions. He also said the move was a gross intervention in China's internal affairs, a blatant backing for the Hong Kong opposition and violent radicals, and a full revelation of the U.S. House of Representatives' and some politicians' political calculations, who attempt to contain the development of China through playing "Hong Kong card."
According to Yang Guang, the disturbance that originated from proposed ordinance amendments has become ever more violent, and that it is inescapably related to the overt or covert support from the U.S. side to anti-China troublemakers in Hong Kong. In recent days, some violent radicals have been wantonly beating, smashing, looting, causing serious obstruction to the traffic, and vandalizing public facilities, as well as hurling petrol bombs upon subway in operation and other similar acts. Yang Guang said the U.S. House and some politicians have turned a blind eye to the aforementioned acts, confused right and wrong and confounded black with white, and that it is nothing else but being accessory to crimes and should definitely be blamed.
Yang Guang also pointed out the rights and freedoms enjoyed by Hong Kong residents have been fully protected in accordance with the law, and advised that the U.S. Congress and some politicians to respect facts and immediately cease the subsequent review of the act to avoid heaped error on error. He also noted that Hong Kong would be more prosperous and stable without U.S. interference."