- China threatens US, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada ‘eyes’
- These countries criticized the new rule of China’s opponents not being elected as MPs in Hong Kong.
- America, Britain, Australia, New Zealand and Canada have asked China to withdraw its rules
China has threatened to take ‘eyes’ off the US, Britain, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, sparking criticism over the Hong Kong issue. All five of these Western countries have formed a ‘Five Eyes’ coalition to criticize China’s opponents for enacting new rules for not being elected as MPs in Hong Kong. America, Britain, Australia, New Zealand and Canada have asked China to withdraw its new rules.
Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian warned Western countries to stay away from China’s affairs. Lijian, known as the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Wolf Warrior, said, “Western countries should be vigilant otherwise their eyes will be taken out.” The Chinese spokesperson said, “China never creates any trouble nor is afraid of anything.”
‘Eyes of Five Eyes can be blinded by bursting’
The Chinese spokesperson said that Western countries should “accept the truth” that China has regained the former British colony Hong Kong. The United States, Britain, Australia, New Zealand and Canada have formed an intelligence partnership called Five Eyes. Lijian said, ‘They have five eyes or ten, it doesn’t matter. If they dare to harm China’s sovereignty, security and development interests, they should be careful about their eyes which can be blown away and blinded. ‘
Significantly, the foreign ministers of the five countries have said that the new proposal of the Chinese government to disqualify four Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers appears to be part of a ‘deliberate campaign to suppress the voices of all critics’. The joint statement of these countries described the proposal as a violation of China’s international obligations and its promise to provide Hong Kong with high-level autonomy and freedom of expression. The UK handed over Hong Kong city with a population of around 7.5 million to China under an agreement in 1997, but the agreement stipulated that after 50 years Hong Kong would be granted autonomy in local affairs.