China blames ‘disturbing elements’ in UK incident

China blames ‘disturbing elements’ in UK incident

China on Tuesday accused “disturbing elements” of illegally entering its consulate in Manchester, following an incident on Sunday in which a Hong Kong pro-democracy protester was dragged into the mission grounds and beaten up.

British police are investigating the incident, which took place during a protest against Chinese President Xi Jinping. Officers entered the consulate grounds to rescue one man, who they said was “pulled over” and attacked by several men.

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The protest, which involved 30-40 people, including Hong Kongers now living in Britain, took place in Beijing at the start of the twice-decade congress of China’s ruling Communist Party, widely expected to win Xi’s third leadership term. Is.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin commented on the incident during a regular news conference in Beijing. Disturbing elements have illegally entered the Chinese Consulate General in Manchester and jeopardized the security of the Chinese diplomatic complex,” he said in response to a question.

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