Yang Guang and Xu Luying, from the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, give a press briefing in Beijing on the situation in Hong Kong on Monday. Photo: Simon Song

Beijing tells Hong Kong return to normality ‘the most pressing priority’ in response to unrest and protests that followed extradition bill controversy

  • Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office also heaps praise on city’s police force, which is under fire over its handling of anti-government protests
  • Spokesman Yang Guang reiterates support for embattled Chief Executive Carrie Lam and urges public to oppose use of violence
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Yang Guang and Xu Luying, from the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, give a press briefing in Beijing on the situation in Hong Kong on Monday. Photo: Simon Song
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As it happened: how Beijing expressed ‘resolute support’ for Hong Kong’s government

  • HKMAO press conference suggests leaders in Beijing have arrived on a view and formulated a response to the crisis gripping Hong Kong
  • Over the past weeks, escalating protests have thrown Hong Kong into the international limelight and worried investors
Office spokesman Yang Guang addresses the press. Photo: Simon Song
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law