Beijing: We will not tolerate attempts to separate Hong Kong, reported by Radio Pakistan.
Chinese state media said Hong Kong is an inseparable part of China and the rally in Hong Kong seeking US help for liberation was proof that foreign forces were behind the protests.
The statements come a day after demonstrators rallied at the US consulate in Hong Kong carrying US flags and asking for help in bringing democracy to the city.
The China Daily newspaper said Sunday’s rally in Hong Kong as proof that foreign forces were behind the protests, which began in mid-June, and warned that demonstrators should “stop trying the patience of the central government”.
Chinese officials have accused foreign forces of trying to hurt Beijing by creating chaos in Hong Kong over a controversial extradition bill that would have allowed suspects to be tried in Communist Party-controlled courts.
Hong Kong Chief Executive, Carrie Lam formally scrapped the bill last week as part of concessions aimed at ending the protests.
“Hong Kong is an inseparable part of China — and that is the bottom line no one should challenge, not the demonstrators, not the foreign forces playing their dirty games,” the China Daily said in an editorial.
“The demonstrations in Hong Kong are not about rights or democracy. They are a result of foreign interference. Lest the central government’s restraint be misconstrued as weakness, let it be clear secessionism in any form will be crushed,” it said.
The protests in Hong Kong have reached its 16th week. The wide spread demonstrations in Hong Kong have gained the attention of several leaders. United States has informed that they are observing the situation in Hong Kong.