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Beijing calls for more HK Coalition support


New calls to crack down and suppress Hong Kong’s protesters have been made by the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office (HKMAO) as it called for people to support the newly formed Hong Kong Coalition.

The HKMAO on Wednesday called on Hong Kong people to support the pro-establishment Hong Kong Coalition, which was co-founded by two former chief executives. 

An unnamed spokesperson at the HKMAO said in a statement that Beijing had seen a “resurgence in violent activities” in Hong Kong as the coronavirus situation eased. The spokesperson said the special administrative region (SAR) – Hong Kong – would never be calm unless all the “violent black-clad protesters” were removed.

The statement said violence from protesters, together with their laam caau (burn with us) strategy, was a “political virus” within Hong Kong society.

It said the protesters wanted to push Hong Kong into an abyss, block the deepening cooperation between the SAR and the mainland, resist the central government’s overall jurisdiction over the SAR, try to achieve complete autonomy and turn the SAR into an independent or a semi-independent political body.

The statement added that the more sympathizers these “tyrants” had, and the more tolerant people were of their actions, the greater the price Hong Kong would have to pay. It said these “dark forces” were enemies of the “one country, two systems” principle and that those in powers should “perform their duties in accordance with the law” and act to “suppress evil.”

The HKMAO also praised the Hong Kong Coalition for its goals of upholding the “one country, two systems” principle and the rule of law.

The statement came after former Hong Kong chief executives Tung Chee-hwa and Leung Chun-ying announced on Tuesday the establishment of the Hong Kong Coalition, which has 1,545 members from different sectors.


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