Diplomats from the mainland and Britain yesterday pledged support for the SAR Government's intervention in the stock market. At the third Joint Liaison Group meeting since the handover, mainland team leader Wang Guisheng said the central Government was committed to 'one country, two systems' and fully supported the decision to defend the currency peg. British team leader Alan Paul said: 'The British Government supports firmly the effort of the Hong Kong Government to defend the peg.' He said he believed Hong Kong would get through the difficulty. Mr Wang said the central Government would not devalue the yuan. He claimed the situation would have been different if it had happened before the handover. Both parties agreed the crisis would not be on the agenda of the two-day plenum.