China says resolutely opposed to G7 statement on Hong Kong

Pro-government supporters pose with the Hong Kong flag (R) and China national flag during a rally at Tamar Park in Hong Kong on August 17, 2019. (AFP)

China’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday that Beijing is resolutely opposed to a statement from the G7 summit that referenced the current unrest in Hong Kong.

Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang made the remarks during a daily press briefing.

The G7 group “reaffirms the existence and importance of the Sino-British Joint Declaration of 1984 on Hong Kong and calls for violence to be avoided,” according to the statement.

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