HONG KONG, April 8 (Xinhua) -- Fabrizio Goldoni, an Italian expatriate who has lived in Hong Kong for nearly three decades, decided to speak up for the global financial hub after it once again became the target of a smear campaign.
When reading international newspapers recently, Goldoni found groundless allegations, including Hong Kong's democracy being trampled on and freedoms and human rights being undermined.
Such statements are not correct, he said in an interview with Xinhua.
Goldoni believes that some Western politicians just aimed at projecting a bad image of Hong Kong and containing China's development. "This unfortunately is what happens," he said.
The increasing slander came after the decision was made by the central authorities on the improvement of Hong Kong's electoral system, a move aimed to prevent Hong Kong from being plunged again into chaos fanned by anti-China disruptors and ensure the enduring success of the implementation of the "one country, two systems" principle in Hong Kong.