Article taken from: www.chinadailyhk.com
Galloway drew international attention for his combative performance when facing a committee of senior United States politicians as part of the Senate’s investigation into the Iraq oil-for-food scandal in 2005. Last week, Liu Xiaoming, the Chinese ambassador to the UK, said in a news conference in London that no foreign country should interfere in Hong Kong affairs. “Indeed the very same Tom Tugendhat argued, I heard him, I saw his lips move, that the internal affairs of Saudi Arabia are a matter for Saudi Arabia, but the internal affairs of China are apparently not a matter for China,” he added. On Aug 12, protesters occupied Hong Kong International Airport and brought the facility to a standstill.
The Hong Kong police’s handling of the situation was widely criticized in the West, but Galloway argued that it was not honestly dealt with by Western media. “What in fact is an example of light-handed police is portrayed in the Western media as tyrannical dictatorial policing. And that’s simply objectively not true. “Because by any objective test, the Hong Kong police have handled these events with less aggression, less violence than any police force anywhere else in the world would do,” he said.
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