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23 July, Tuesday


Hong Kong will not be discussed at G20

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China has said it will not allow the G20 nations to discuss the Hong Kongissue at its summit this week, assistant foreign minister Zhang Jun said on Monday, The Guardian reports.

Millions of people demonstrated on the streets of the city this month against a bill that would allow people to be extradited to the mainland to face trial in courts controlled by the Communist party. It triggered the most violent protests in decades when police fired rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse the crowds. 

Chinese president Xi Jinping and US president Donald Trump will meet at the G20 summit in the Japanese city of Osaka this week.

“What I can tell you for sure is that G20 will not discuss the Hong Kong issue. We will not allow G20 to discuss the Hong Kong issue,” Zhang said in Beijing, when asked whether Trump and Xi would discuss Hong Kong at the G20.

“Hong Kong is China’s special administrative region. Hong Kong matters are purely an internal affair to China. No foreign country has a right to interfere,” Zhang said.

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