On August 20, foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian presided over a regular press conference. A reporter asked: on August 19, US Eastern time, the US State Department issued a statement saying that the US side had informed the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) to suspend or terminate three bilateral agreements on the transfer of fugitives, transfer of sentenced persons and exemption from international shipping profits tax. What is China’s comment on this? Zhao Lijian said that the Hong Kong SAR government has issued a statement strongly opposing and condemning the unilateral decision of the US government to suspend or terminate the three bilateral agreements signed with the SAR. We fully agree with the statement of the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. In view of the wrong behavior of the United States, China has decided to suspend the implementation of the Hong Kong US Mutual Legal Assistance Agreement in criminal matters. I would like to emphasize once again that Hong Kong affairs are purely China’s internal affairs, and no external force has the right to interfere. China urges the US side to immediately correct its wrong decision, stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs and interfere in China’s internal affairs, and not go further and further along the wrong road.