Diplomatic spat between UK and China after Beijing slams London’s ‘colonial’ attitude to Hong Kong

Hong Kong (CNN)A diplomatic spat between the UK and China deepened Wednesday after London summoned the Chinese ambassador over what it said were “unacceptable and inaccurate” comments made by Beijing regarding the UK’s role in ongoing Hong Kong protests. “The UK signed an internationally binding legal agreement in 1984 that enshrines the ‘one country, two systems rule,’ enshrines the basic freedoms of the people of Hong Kong and we stand four square behind that agreement, four square behind the people of Hong Kong,” added Hunt, who is campaigning to be the next British Prime Minister. His comments were greeted by outrage in Beijing, which has previously suggested the treaty — which established a guarantor and observer status for the UK …