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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Remarks on the Hong Kong Hostage Crisis

2013/10/07

Q: During his meeting with President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting, Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying raised the Hong Kong hostage crisis with the central government. President Xi agreed to follow up with the Philippine government on this issue. What will China do next?

A: The Chinese government's position on the Hong Kong hostage crisis is consistent and clear. We urge the Philippine government to pay high attention to the requirements and concerns of the families of the victims, take concrete and effective measures and work out a proper solution as soon as possible. We support the Hong Kong SAR government in staying in close communication and coordination with the Philippine government on this issue. The Chinese side has conveyed to the Philippine side the above position through the diplomatic channel.

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