Pedestrians walk on an elevated walkway over a main road in the Central district of Hong Kong on Feb 19, 2019. (ANTHONY WALLACE / AFP)
HONG KONG - Human rights and freedom in Hong Kong are fully protected by the Basic Law, the Hong Kong Bill of Rights Ordinance and other relevant legislation, a spokesman for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government said, according to a government press release issued on Thursday.
Foreign governments should not interfere in any form in the internal affairs of the HKSAR
The spokesman was responding to media inquiries on the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices 2018 relating to the HKSAR issued by the Department of State of the United States.
"Since the return to the motherland, the HKSAR has been exercising a high degree of autonomy and 'Hong Kong people administering Hong Kong' in strict accordance with the Basic Law," the spokesman said.
The "one country, two systems" principle has been fully and successfully implemented, he said.
The HKSAR Government is determined to safeguard human rights and freedom in the city, the spokesman added.
"Foreign governments should not interfere in any form in the internal affairs of the HKSAR ," he said.
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