China warns US against 'interference' in Hong Kong

Martin Lee (C), a founder of Hong Kong's opposition Democratic Party, pictured in Hong Kong in May 2010Beijing 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 number two in the city’s government. Biden “underscored our long-standing support for democracy in Hong Kong”, the White House said in a statement.

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