Liu Guangyuan, commissioner of the Chinese foreign ministry’s Hong Kong office, briefed foreign officials and local media on the country’s plans for Hong Kong’s democratic development. Photo: Dickson Lee
Liu Guangyuan, commissioner of the Chinese foreign ministry’s Hong Kong office, briefed foreign officials and local media on the country’s plans for Hong Kong’s democratic development. Photo: Dickson Lee

Hong Kong must wake up from ‘myth of American-style democracy’, says top Beijing diplomat

  • Liu Guangyuan makes remarks during briefing session for consul generals, foreign business chambers and selected media
  • One diplomat calls event ‘very awkward’ and says China and West are ‘just talking past each other’

Liu Guangyuan, commissioner of the Chinese foreign ministry’s Hong Kong office, briefed foreign officials and local media on the country’s plans for Hong Kong’s democratic development. Photo: Dickson Lee
Liu Guangyuan, commissioner of the Chinese foreign ministry’s Hong Kong office, briefed foreign officials and local media on the country’s plans for Hong Kong’s democratic development. Photo: Dickson Lee
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