China slams U.S. Senator Cruz as 'cheerleader for violence in HK'

October 14, 2019


Office of the Commissioner of the Chinese Foreign Ministry in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Sunday expressed indignation over ludicrous remarks made by U.S. Senator Ted Cruz in Hong Kong, warning him to "stop running amok on China's land."


Cruz told blatant lies without conscience, staged political shows in Hong Kong, acted as a cheerleader for the violent extremists, and arbitrarily pointed fingers at Hong Kong affairs and China's internal affairs as a whole, a spokesperson for the commissioner's office said.


"We express strong indignation over and condemn Cruz's remarks, which have openly trampled upon international law and basic norms governing international relations," said the spokesperson.


The spokesperson pointed out that Cruz claimed he had not seen violence on the part of the protesters, even as there is ironclad evidence of extremist violence constantly carried out by black-clad rioters.


He also shamelessly accused the Hong Kong police, who have enforced the law with utmost restraint despite the immense pressure of "brutality and oppression." "Such clumsy attempts at mud-slinging show no sense of justice or morals at all and are simply disgusting."


"We urge Cruz and his like to take off their black clothes and remove their black hand from Hong Kong affairs. China's territory is not somewhere they can run wild," said the spokesperson.


The HKSAR Chief Executive's Office also said Cruz's remarks that he had not seen protesters' violence was "indeed baffling."


The spokesman said in the statement that "everyone can see from media reports that violent protesters conducted violent... acts on many occasions in Hong Kong in recent months."


"It is indeed baffling for Mr Cruz to say that he had not seen protesters' violent acts," it said.

(With input from Xinhua)