October 28, 2014 / 10:34 AM / 3 years ago

China Communist Party says opposes 'external forces' in Hong Kong

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s Communist Party said on Tuesday it aims to prevent “external forces” intervening in Hong Kong and Macau, the official Xinhua news agency reported via its microblog.

Policemen control the area on the edge of a pro-democracy protesters' encampment in the Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong October 28, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

The ruling party added it supported the chief executive of Hong Kong and his administration.

The financial hub and former British colony of Hong Kong has been rocked by a student-led civil disobedience movement called “Occupy Central” that demands full democracy, sparking clashes with police and other groups.

Neighbouring Macau, a former Portuguese colony, has seen similar protests.

Reporting by Ben Blanchard and Megha Rajagopalan; Editing by Nick Macfie

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