Foreign Office Summons Chinese Ambassador Over Comments on Hong Kong

Liu Xiaoming, the Chinese Ambassador to the UK, has been summoned to the Foreign Office after comments made by the Chinese Government saying that the British Government had a “colonial mindset”.

A spokesperson for the Chinese Government had said:

“The UK considers itself as a guardian which is nothing but a delusion. It is just shameless to say that Hong Kong’s freedoms are negotiated for them by the British side.”

Jeremy Hunt, the Foreign Secretary, posted on Twitter:

“Message to Chinese govt: good relations between countries are based on mutual respect and honouring the legally binding agreements between them. That is the best way to preserve the great relationship between the UK and China.”