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PortugueseHomeOpinionsBusinessMilitaryWorldSocietyCultureTravelScienceSportsSpecial CoveragePhotoVideoEnglishPompeos comments continue pattern of unabashed interference in HKSAR affairs(Chinadaily.com.cn)    08:28, July 17, 2020In a move demonstrating his brazen contempt for universally accepted diplomatic norms and principles governing international relations, United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday “warmly” congratulated Hong Kong’s opposition camp for its “successful primary election” held over the weekend.The so-called primary election — engineered by experienced political schemer Benny Tai Yiu-ting, one of Washington’s most loyal proxies who have been doing its bidding in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region since the “Occupy Central” movement in 2014 — was designed to rig the September election for the region’s legislature.The modus operandi is simple yet deceptive. By manipulating the results of the “primary election” through a flawed poll process, Tai and his co-schemers produced fake popularity for their preferred candidates; namely, the radicals who have promised to block indiscriminately all of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government’s major policies and initiatives, including the annual budget, after the radicals make it to the legislature. The ultimate aim of this agreed collective action is to paralyze the HKSAR government in order to extort political ransom.The schemers are now ramping up pressure on those candidates who did not agree to take part in their collective action, forcing them out of the race — with “moral persuasion” based on the fake popularity “rankings” created by the “primary election”. The ultimate objective of the maneuver is to reduce the contenders within the opposition bloc in the hope that the candidates anointed by the schemers will win in the September election. But the schemers are deluding themselves when peddling their fake popularity rankings purportedly obtained from the 600,000 individuals who participated in the “primary election”, who are in no way representative of the region’s 4.1 million registered voters.By any yardstick, the “primary election” contradicts the democratic principles of transparency, fairness and justness. It is part of a plot to hijack the HKSAR’s legislature and paralyze the government. In congratulating the Hong Kong opposition camp for the “successful primary”, Pompeo was in effect giving a pat on the back to the political schemers, a move blatantly interfering in Hong Kong’s affairs, which are essentially China’s internal affairs — in total disregard of the nonintervention principle of international law that prohibits outside nations from interfering with the internal affairs of another nation.var addthis_config = {"data_track_addressbar":false};(For the latest China news, Please follow Peoples Daily on Twitter and Facebook)(Web editor: Wen Ying, Bianji)Add your comment/* * * CONFIGURATION VARIABLES: EDIT BEFORE PASTING INTO YOUR WEBPAGE * * */var shortname=window.location.host;var disqus_shortname=;var disqus_identifier=;if (shortname==en.people.cn){disqus_shortname=enpeople;disqus_identifier = 9711600;}/* * * DONT EDIT BELOW THIS LINE * * */(function() {var dsq = document.createElement(script); dsq.type = text/javascript; dsq.async = true;dsq.src = // + disqus_shortname + .disqus.com/embed.js;(document.getElementsByTagName(head)[0] || document.getElementsByTagName(body)[0]).appendChild(dsq);})();Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.Related readingManipulating Hong Kong LegCo election wont be allowed: spokespersonHKSAR govt suggests newly employed civil servants should pledge to uphold Basic Law, swear allegiance to HKSAR: officialInterview: National security law helps HK recover original aspiration of "one country, two systems": Basic Law drafterNational security law marks turning point for Hong Kongs education: HKSAR chief executivePompeo had better stop his blame gameChina refutes Pompeos accusations on COVID-19 pandemicSmearing HKSAR national security law exposes double standards: expertsImplementation rules for Article 43 of national security law in HKSAR gazettedCommittee for safeguarding national security of HKSAR convenes first meetingHKSAR govt firmly rejects U.S. consul-generals remarks on national security law: spokesmanWe RecommendTwin pandas charm Berlin zoo
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