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China calls out US for 'interference' amid Hong Kong protests

China urges the United States to stop interfering in its internal affairs, said the country's foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang in a press briefing on Wednesday, amid protests in Hong Kong that delayed the debate on the extradition bill which would allow local criminal suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial and detention.

Tens of thousands of protesters in the streets of Hong Kong, which enjoys wide autonomy under an agreement with the United Kingdom that ceded the territory in 1997, gathered in from of the Legislative Council and managed to get the discussion on the bill postponed "to a later time."

The spokesman also confirmed that China's Vice Premier Hu Chunhua will be attending the next round of talks with the United Kingdom about economic and financial relations on June 17. The tenth Economic and Financial Dialogue (EFD) will also include Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond.

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