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China backs Hong Kong extradition law, opposes 'foreign interference'

Beijing "will continue to firmly support" the Hong Kong administration, foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said during a regular press briefing.

Hong Kong's new chief executive, Carrie Lam. Picture: AFP.

BEIJING - China on Monday strongly backed the Hong Kong government on a controversial proposed law that would allow extraditions to the mainland, and voiced opposition to "outside interference" following a massive protest against the legislation.

Beijing "will continue to firmly support" the Hong Kong administration, foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said during a regular press briefing.

"Second, we firmly oppose any outside interference in the legislative affairs" of the city, he added.

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