GHANA PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR CHINA OVER HONG KONG CRISIS

DURING THE MEETING WITH THE FOREIGN MINISTER, HE EXPRESSED APPRECIATION ABOUT THE GROWING FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES.

FOREIGN AND REGIONAL INTEGRATION MINISTER, SHIRLEY AYORKOR BOTCHWEY WITH THE CHINESE AMBASSADOR TO GHANA, MR. SHI TING WANG

Ghana has pledged its full support for the ‘One Country’ ‘two Systems’ of China amid the uprising in Hong Kong.


Foreign and Regional Integration Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, in a meeting with Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, Shi Ting Wang, on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, said the support to China is a sign of Ghana’s adherence of the United Nations’ policy of non-intereference in the domestic affairs of another country.


In that regard, the Minister seized the opportunity to wish the people of China well.

She expressed the hope that China will find amicable solution to the Hong Kong violence.


THE SUNDAY, AUGUST 25, 2019, RALLY WAS TO HELP MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY REGISTER THEIR DISPLEASURE OVER HAPPENINGS IN HONG KONG, AND TO CALL FOR AN END TO THE VIOLENCE. MEMBERS OF THE CHINESE COMMUNITY INCLUDED CHINESE TRADERS, DIPLOMATIC AND SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN.

Ghana’s support comes as China’s President Xi Jinping warned that China would not tolerate any foreign interference in the Hong Kong Crisis.


Recent Rally In Ghana


Recently, it would be recalled, members of the Community in Ghana rallied at the Sentuo Ceramic factory in Tema.


The Sunday, August 25, 2019, rally was to help members of the Community register their displeasure over happenings in Hong Kong, and to call for an end to the violence.


Members of the Chinese Community included Chinese traders, diplomatic and servicemen and women.


The rally was organized by the Council for the Peaceful Reunification of China In Ghana together with the representatives from all the Chinese associations, Chinese enterprises and business community in Ghana.


They voiced out “no secession, no violence” in Hong Kong, faulting the Western Media including the BBC and CNN for misleading the world on happenings in Hong Kong.


Ambassador Ting Wang, at the time told Ghanaian journalists that BBC and CNN, among others have been reporting selectively, urging that the protest should stop.


He said the Chinese Community in Ghana supported the Chinese Government’s “One China, Two Systems” policy.


According to him, “the Western Media is misleading people in the world.”

He said Chinese will not allow anyone to challenge “One Country Two Systems.”

He urged that “the foreign forces must stop interfering in Hong Kong’s affairs.”

He alleged that “evidence shows that the situation in Hong Kong would not have deteriorated so much had it not been for the interference and incitement of foreign forces.”

He warned “I want to reiterate here that Hong Kong is part of China; no foreign country should interfere in Hong Kong affairs.”


History

“Hong Kong is an inalienable part of China since history,” he said.

For the past two months, violent demonstrations and riots in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) of the People’s Republic of China have attracted global attention.


According to the Ambassador, preserving Hong Kong’s long-term prosperity and stability is not only in the interest of all the Chinese people, including Hong Kong people, but is also in the interests of the international community, including Ghana.


“This is precisely the objective of today’s gathering which is organized by the Council for the Peaceful Reunification of China In Ghana together with the representatives from all the Chinese associations, Chinese enterprises and business community in Ghana to voice out our support and concern,” he said.


He disclosed that unremitting efforts have been made by the Chinese Central Government and the HKSAR Government.


At the same time, according to him, some international media and people were disregarding the facts or making what is called “Selective Blindness” and spreading irresponsible remarks.

The Ambassador lamented that “they are also preventing the international community to understand objectively Hong Kong’s violent and illegal activities.”