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Beijing Warns External Forces not to Mess with Hong Kong’s Election Reform

After saying no to having an open election for Hong Kong’s chief executive, Beijing issued a strong warning to democratic countries. China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said that Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. The relevant affairs regarding its political (electoral) reform are the internal affairs of the Hong Kong SAR. These are China’s internal affairs. No external forces are allowed to intervene. [1] 

Beijing also issued a warning to Taiwan. Through the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, it asked Taiwan to respect the [new] developments in Hong Kong’s political system. Taiwan Affairs Office spokesperson MA Xiaoguang stated that a few Taiwanese people have used the issue [of the Hong Kong election controversy] to discredit the "one country two systems" policy, damage Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability, and hinder the development of cross-strait relations. Such behavior is not welcomed. [2] 

Source: People’s Daily, September 3, 2014