China accuses MPs of 'interference' in Hong Kong

The Chinese government has lodged a strongly-worded protest about a British parliamentary inquiry into Hong Kong.

The Foreign Affairs Committee has announced plans to look into how the former British territory has progressed since becoming part of China in 1997.

The Chinese government strongly opposes British MPs' inquiry into Hong Kong. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive/Press Association Images

In a letter to the committee Beijing said the investigation amounted to a "highly inappropriate act which constitutes interference in China's internal affairs".