Hong Kong protests: China condemns ‘horrendous incidents’

Hong Kong protests: China condemns ‘horrendous incidents’

Agency News

China has officially slammed the protesters who continuously bring down the law and order in Hong Kong.

Chinese official named the recent anti-government protests in Hong Kong as "horrendous incidents". A spokesman for the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office (HKMAO), Yang Guang, condemned what he called the "evil and criminal acts committed by the radical elements" in Hong Kong. Experts in Chinese politics consider this comment marks a rare intervention by the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office [HKMAO]. This invention from Yang Guang is widely seen as conveying the official views of China's top leadership on the civil unrest for the first time.

Yang Guang in her statement categorically made it clear that the territory's "top priority" was to "restore social order". Hong Kong has recently seen eight consecutive weekends of anti-government protests. There were violent clashes on Sunday as police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters.

Political analysts think that the statement of Chinese official is a clear indication of ruthless oppression by Chinese force in the foreseeable future. In 1989, Chinese official had brutally crushed Tiananmen Square protest in which hundreds of students were killed.