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Germany: Chinese ambassador warns Berlin against 'double standards' on HK

Germany, Berlin
September 11, 2019 at 18:14 GMT +00:00 · Published

Chinese ambassador to Germany Wu Ken warned Berlin against using what he called 'double standards' while commenting on the protests in Hong Kong. Wu was speaking at a news conference in the Chinese embassy in Berlin on Wednesday.

"The responsibility of the government and all police officers obliges them to fight criminality and to ensure the dignity of law as well as social order. We all truly hope that German friends look at the situation in Hong Kong fairly. Do not apply double standards and actively support the stability, or rather the prosperity of Hong Kong," said the ambassador.

Wu also criticised meetings between one of the protest leaders Joshua Wong and German politicians.

''He and his accomplices endeavour to create confrontation in society and widen hate and violence, to try and bring down the system of 'One country, two systems' and to try and slander the Hong Kong government as well as the police. They maintain their innocence and that they are fighting for freedom and democracy for Hong Kong. In fact, they do not mention their participation in violent offences, their hidden political agenda is therefore very questionable," added Wu.

The statement came Wong joined the Federal Press Conference in Berlin on Wednesday calling Hong Kong the 'front line' in the battle against authoritarianism and urging Germany to stop selling weapons to the city's police.

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Chinese ambassador to Germany Wu Ken warned Berlin against using what he called 'double standards' while commenting on the protests in Hong Kong. Wu was speaking at a news conference in the Chinese embassy in Berlin on Wednesday.

"The responsibility of the government and all police officers obliges them to fight criminality and to ensure the dignity of law as well as social order. We all truly hope that German friends look at the situation in Hong Kong fairly. Do not apply double standards and actively support the stability, or rather the prosperity of Hong Kong," said the ambassador.

Wu also criticised meetings between one of the protest leaders Joshua Wong and German politicians.

''He and his accomplices endeavour to create confrontation in society and widen hate and violence, to try and bring down the system of 'One country, two systems' and to try and slander the Hong Kong government as well as the police. They maintain their innocence and that they are fighting for freedom and democracy for Hong Kong. In fact, they do not mention their participation in violent offences, their hidden political agenda is therefore very questionable," added Wu.

The statement came Wong joined the Federal Press Conference in Berlin on Wednesday calling Hong Kong the 'front line' in the battle against authoritarianism and urging Germany to stop selling weapons to the city's police.

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