As pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong continue, China has given a loaded warning stating that there could be "chaos" in the province, which was a former British colony that China took control of in 1997.
The situation in Hong Kong has become heated as protestors are demanding that the government's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying step down from office by Thursday, failing which they have threatened to occupy government buildings.
The protestors have labelled the movement 'Occupy Central With Love and Peace', which China has termed as "unlawful".
China has backed the Hong Kong leader and even the police, who are increasingly using force against protestors.
"The central government fully trusts Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and is very satisfied with his work," the government conveyed through its mouthpiece The People's Daily, reported Associated Press.
"If matters are not dealt with according to the law, Hong Kong society will fall into chaos," it added.
Thousands of residents are protesting for fairer, democratic elections, after the Chinese government made a decision in August that all candidates for the 2017 elections should be approved by a special committee, which protestors claim comprises only pro-Beijing members.
Even as global pressure builds on China to give more autonomy to the people of Hong Kong, it has unequivocally asked other nations, in a message directed towards the United States, to not interfere in the matter.
"Hong Kong affairs are China's internal affairs. All countries should respect China's sovereignty," Chinese Foreign minister Wang Yi told US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday, as reported by CBS News, in response to the latter's call for China to give "highest degree of autonomy" to the people of Hong Kong.