LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) – China said on Wednesday the British seem to have forgotten that Hong Kong is no longer a colony, warning London to keep its hands off the territory.
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“In the minds of some people, they regard Hong Kong as still under British rule. They forget … that Hong Kong has now returned to the embrace of the Motherland,” China’s ambassador to London, Liu Xiaoming, said.
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“I tell them: hands off Hong Kong and show respect,” Liu added. “This colonial mindset is still haunting the minds of some officials or politicians.” (Reporting by Alistair Smout; editing by Guy Faulconbridge)