"Eyes will be plucked out"; China warns western critics

Beijing: China has issued a stern warning to Western countries USA, UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand after being accused of silencing critics in Hong Kong.

"They should be careful of their eyes will be plucked out," Lijian Zhao, Foreign Office Spokesperson said of the five countries, which form the Five Eyes Alliance. "The Chinese never make trouble and are never afraid of anything," the statement continued.

Beijing has passed a resolution under which lawmakers in Hong Kong deemed to be threat to national security, can be dismissed from the legislature. So far, four such lawmakers have been dismissed.

Foreign Ministers from Five Eyes had urged China to reinstate the lawmakers.

Hong Kong was returned to China under the one country, two systems principles.