1. Wide Claudia Mo arriving for a press conference outside the Legislative Council
2. Cutaway cameramen
3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Claudia Mo, Hong Kong lawmaker:
"The Beijing officials had in fact announced in Beijing (referring to the announcement in Shen Zhen) the crackdown strategy on Hong Kong. One is ideological and the other is physical using the police force basically. And ideologically they are trying very hard to spread this political propaganda calling the Hong Kong, labeling the Hong Kong fight as one against, going against the 'one country two systems'."
4. Press conference
5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Claudia Mo, Hong Kong lawmaker:
"We all know this (Hong Kong) administration has become completely untrustworthy and this is just so sad for Hong Kong."
Hong Kong lawmaker Claudia Mo has condemned the Beijing government for using the police force and propaganda to label the protests in Hong Kong as being against its 'one country, two systems' principle.
Mo talked to journalists outside the Hong Kong legislative council on Wednesday in response to Chinese official Zhang Xiaoming's comments saying Hong Kong was facing its biggest crisis since the handover.
Mo said the Beijing government had announced its crackdown strategy on Hong Kong by using the police force and propaganda.
Zhang was speaking to Hong Kong residents attending a seminar in the mainland city of Shenzhen just across the border from the Asian financial hub that has been wracked by daily protests against the administration of Chief Executive Carrie Lam.
The protests are getting increasingly violent and having "an increasingly broad impact on society," Zhang told the 500 attendees, who included members of the Hong Kong and central government legislative and advisory bodies.
Officials in Beijing were "highly concerned" and studying the situation at a "comprehensive and strategic level" to make a determination and decide on measures to take, he said.
Hong Kong was returned to China under the framework of "one country, two systems," which promised the city political, civil and economic freedoms not allowed under Communist Party rule on the mainland.
However, many Hong Kong residents feel Beijing has been increasingly encroaching on their freedoms, fueling the protests set off by proposed extradition legislation that if passed would have allowed suspects to be sent to China to face possible torture and unfair trials.
Mo said the Hong Kong administration has become completely untrustworthy and it was sad for the people in Hong Kong.