Regarding the recent situation in Hong Kong, the Spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in Singapore made the following comments:We strongly condemn the violence and lawlessness in Hong Kong in the past weeks.Violence can never be justified and is by no means a “beautiful sight” as some western politicians called. Extreme radicals have blatantly violated the law by attacking the police and carrying out arson. It is shocking that their actions are becoming more and more radical, and the destructiveness is escalating. They are seriously harming the safety of the public as well as police officers, and undermining the social and economic order of Hong Kong. It is totally intolerable by any civilized society.Lawlessness has no excuse, and can not be concealed under the name of “Freedom” and “Democracy”, nor can be whitewashed by the double standards of some Western governments. Extreme radicals have gone far beyond the definition of legal and peaceful demonstrations and freedom of speech by storming the Legislative Council Complex and Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government, surrounding the police headquarters, obstructing public traffic and insulting the national flag and emblem.The violence trampled on the rule of law in Hong Kong, and has blatantly offended the dignity of our country, and challenged the bottom line of the ‘one country, two systems’ principle.Hong Kong is China’s Hong Kong. China will never allow any foreign force to interfere in Hong Kong’s affairs. Any attempt to disrupt Hong Kong and even China will doom to be in vain.Hong Kong is home to Hong Kong citizens. Peace and prosperity are their common aspirations and any harm to Hong Kong will never be tolerated. Hong Kong will be safeguarded by her citizens united.The Central Government of China firmly supports the Hong Kong SAR government in governing Hong Kong in accordance with law, and firmly supports the Hong Kong police, SAR departments and judiciary in punishing violent and illegal actions. It’s believed that with the strong support of the Central Government and the joint efforts of Chief Executive Carrie Lam, the SAR government and the Hong Kong citizens, the dark clouds over Hong Kong will eventually be dispersed and the blue sky will be restored.