"The Trudeau government seems more interested in Hong Kong than alleviating its own social and economic problems".
China's Ambassador to London accused Britain on Monday of gross interference and making irresponsible remarks over Beijing's imposition of new security legislation in Hong Kong that he said could damage future Chinese investment. Tong Ying-kit, 23, was charged with terrorism and inciting secession after he allegedly drove a motorbike into a group of police last week, wounding three, while flying a "Liberate Hong Kong" banner.
In a statement, the Chinese Embassy in Ottawa said it "urges" the Canadian side to "earnestly abide by global law and basic norms governing worldwide relations, immediately correct its mistakes, stop meddling in China's internal affairs in any way, so as not to further damage China-Canada relations".
"In accordance with the four types of offences clearly stipulated in the law, the school management and teachers should review teaching and learning materials in a timely manner, including books", the education bureau said.
Books written by prominent Hong Kong democracy activists have started to disappear from the city's libraries, online records show, days after Beijing imposed a draconian national security law on the finance hub.
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The security laws introduce new crimes, including conspiring with foreigners to provoke "hatred" of the Chinese government or Hong Kong authorities, with penalties of up to life in prison. Tong was denied bail. The national security law was formally approved by Beijing last week, and has already yielded its first prosecution. Chow pleaded guilty to inciting others to participate in an unlawful assembly, as well as to participating in an unauthorized assembly.
On Monday, China's London ambassador Liu also reacted to reports that the United Kingdom government was planning to ditch Huawei from building the British 5G internet network. "We still hope to let the world know that now is the time to stand with Hong Kong, and now is the time for Hong Kongers to keep our momentum". The demands include an independent inquiry into the police and universal suffrage.
Others held up blank pieces of paper as a sign of protest against the suppression of political protest in the city.
"We feel anxious that we may be convicted for expressing our views", said protester Anthea Wong.