Roundup: Azerbaijani experts denounce rioters' violent behavior in Hong Kong

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BAKU, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- Azerbaijani political analysts, in recent interviews with Xinhua, have denounced Hong Kong rioters' violent acts and called on the administration to raise public awareness of the rule of law.

Political analyst Ilgar Velizade told Xinhua on Tuesday that the Chinese port city has long benefited from the "one country, two systems" principle, and continuously functions as a gateway for overseas investors and exporters to China.

This role has put Hong Kong at the top of economy and finance ratings for years, Velizade said, warning that this achievement could be ruined by the ongoing turmoil.

Destructive acts by rioters, the ongoing protests, and the threat of chaos, unrest and illegal activities that have almost paralyzed the city could trigger an outflow of investment, even an economic recession, which will profoundly impact the lives of ordinary people, the expert said.

He said that China's numerous friends around the world, including those in Azerbaijan, hope for the restoration of peace and stability as soon as possible in Hong Kong.

Another analyst, Elkhan Shahinoglu, told Xinhua on Tuesday that it is important for the Chinese port city to take such measures as campaigns to promote the essence of Hong Kong Basic Law and local laws.

"The escalation of the unrest will be disadvantageous for all," he said.

Shahinoglu, who also heads the Atlas Research Center for political studies, praised China's "one country, two systems" principle, which has been the cornerstone of Hong Kong's social stability and its way of life.

He warned that foreign forces, including some media, are taking advantage of the ongoing situation with an aim to create chaos in the city. Enditem

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