China slams ‘double blasphemy’ by UK, US and EU, says calls for release of democrats ‘trampling on the rule of law’
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Hong Kong Free Press

China has hit back at calls from the US, UK and EU for the release of prominent pro-democracy activists jailed last Friday over a peaceful, unauthorised assembly in 2019. Beijing’s representative office in Hong Kong called the comments from other countries “unreasonable criticism” and “malicious smearing” in a statement on Sunday. “The spokesperson from the Hong Kong office of the foreign ministry expressed strong discontent and objection,” the office of the Chinese foreign ministry in Hong Kong’s statement read, describing calls to release the activists “a double blasphemy and trampling of bo…

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