China warns US against 'interference' in Hong Kong: Xinhua
Published on Apr 7, 2014 2:13 PM
BEIJING (AFP) - Beijing warned the United States on Monday against interfering in Hong Kong's affairs after US Vice President Joe Biden met with two of the city's outspoken pro-democracy campaigners last week.
In an unusually high sign of support, Biden attended talks at the White House on Friday with Martin Lee, a founder of Hong Kong's opposition Democratic Party, and Anson Chan, former No.2 in the city's government.
Biden "underscored our long-standing support for democracy in Hong Kong", the White House said in a statement.
In the first official response from Beijing, Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua quoted an official as saying that the US should "proceed discreetly" to prevent damaging China-US relations.
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