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Chinese official in HK says some protest acts 'terrorist in nature'
China's Foreign Ministry office in Hong Kong said yesterday that some actions during last year's pro-democracy protests were "terrorist in nature" and "troublemakers" colluded with foreign forces, posing "imminent danger" to national security.
Mr Xie Feng, Commissioner of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hong Kong, made his remarks during a speech on the proposed national security legislation in Hong Kong, in which he sought to reassure foreign investors that they would not be affected.
Mr Xie said the law tackled secession, subversion, foreign interference and terrorism and would affect only a small number of residents, while for the rest "there was absolutely no need to panic".
Pro-democracy activists branded terrorists by China
Hong Kong’s democracy protests are fanned by “terrorists” who pose an imminent threat to national security, a senior Chinese official said as Beijing paved the way for its proposed crackdown on dissent.
Xie Feng, commissioner of the Chinese foreign ministry in Hong Kong, said that the national security law, to be imposed by Beijing, would only affect a small number of “troublemakers” who colluded with foreign powers.
There was “absolutely no need to panic”, he said as he sought to reassure foreign and local businessmen and investors about the effect of the planned legislation, which provoked the territory’s first anti-government demonstrations for months at the weekend.
China brands Hong Kong protests 'terrorism' as police unveil water cannon trucks to combat pro-democracy activists after tear gas and rubber bullets failed to stop them
Hong Kong police demonstrated the specially equipped armoured cars today
Comes after another weekend of protests at Hong Kong's airport and streets
Also today, Beijing slammed violent protesters and linked rallies to 'terrorism'
The city's international airport has cancelled all flights today due to a protest
5,000 demonstrators descended on the arrival hall to denounce police violence
About 5,000 protesters rallied at the Hong Kong airport today to denounce alleged police violence after another weekend of clashes between activists and police.
One female protester faces losing her right eye after being shot in the face with a bean bag round during a clash between police and demonstrators on Sunday.
Hong Kong's Airport Authority has cancelled all flights in and out of the city as a result. The cancellation period is due to extend until tomorrow morning local time.
The city's flag carrier Cathay Pacific today warned its staff that they could be fired if they 'support or participate in illegal protests' as the airline comes under pressure from Beijing.
Hong Kong is at a critical juncture after two months of anti-government street protests and violence there must stop, China's Hong Kong and Macau affairs office said on Monday.
Increasingly restive protests have plunged Hong Kong into its most serious political crisis in decades, posing a challenge to the central government in Beijing.
Yang Guang, a spokesman for the office in Beijing, delivered a televised address in which he backed police handling of the protests and said that those who care about the city should come out against violence.
'Hong Kong's radical demonstrators have repeatedly used extremely dangerous tools to attack police officers, which already constitutes a serious violent crime, and also shows the first signs of terrorism emerging,' said Yang Guang.
'This wantonly tramples on Hong Kong's rule of law and social order.'