A landslide victory for pro-democracy candidates has deepened the troubles for China administrators. Beijing has warned against any further unrest in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong City elections were held on 24th November amid protests and violence. Shockingly, the election results were in favour of Pro-democracy candidates. A win of 90% by pro-democratic candidates has sent strong signals to Beijing about the unrest situation in Hong Kong.
Commenting based on the election’s result, China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi stated
No matter how the situation in Hong Kong changes, it is very clear that Hong Kong is a part of Chinese territory,
Any attempts to disrupt Hong Kong or undermine its stability and prosperity will not succeed.
Geng Shuang, a ministry spokesman added
The most urgent task for Hong Kong at present is to stop violence, control chaos and restore order,
The Chinese government is unswervingly determined to safeguard national sovereignty, and to oppose any interference in Hong Kong affairs by external forces.
Before the elections, Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam was in a view of strong support from the people. But the election results not only surprised Lam but also shocked Bejing rulers.
For the past 6 months, Hong Kong protests have challenged Lam administration as well as Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Though China is accusing the involvement of the foreign elements in deepening the Hong Kong protests, with these elections held, it has become clear that even the citizens of Hong Kong are not accepting the Chinese interference in their laws.
China has been in severe pressure Internationally over the Hong Kong protests. The United States has also passed a resolution in its Constitutional bodies supporting Hong Kong pro-democratic protests and demonstrations. This has annoyed China more.
However, due to the instability and internal law and order disturbances, Hong Kong’s economic growth got affected and there is news that the recession took place in many sectors.