China tells Canada to stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs

  • Monday 19, August 2019 11:34 AM
  • China tells Canada to stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs
Sharjah 24 – Reuters: China's embassy in Ottawa warned Canada on Sunday to stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs a day after the country issued a joint statement with the European Union in defense of the "fundamental right of assembly" for Hong Kong citizens.
Hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters rallied peacefully in Hong Kong on Sunday in the 11th week of what have been often violent demonstrations in the Asian financial hub.

On the eve of Sunday's rally, Canadian Foreign Minister Chyrstia Freeland and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said: "Fundamental freedoms, including the right of peaceful assembly ... must continue to be upheld."

The Canada-EU statement also expressed concerns about the escalation of violence and encouraged engagement by all sides to ease tensions.