Host: What do you think of the recent unrest in Hong Kong?
Grenville Cross：We saw a peaceful protests initially against the extradition proposals. But the peaceful protest movement was hijacked by fanatics. And these are people who have paired to use violence in order to make their points， and as they see it， achieve their aims. These are people who have no regard for the rights of others. And basically they're declaring war on society.
Host: Do you think the police used excessive force when handling the situation?
Grenville Cross：The police have exercised massive restraint. They've only moved to regularize the situations when they've actually been attacked and when all demands for the protesters to back off have been ignored. Just imagine if the United Kingdom Parliament had been invaded by a mob as well or the United States Congress， the police would have struck very hard indeed on anyone who'd been involved. They've(HK Police) acted in the highest traditions of the police force and I'm very proud of them.
Host: External forces attribute Hong Kong’s current unrest to Beijing. What’s your take on it？
Grenville Cross：These of course are highly irrational comments to make. Hong Kong enjoys a high degree of autonomy. Beijing has been scrupulous in maintaining the Hong Kong legal system and its way of life and its capitalist system. We are very fortunate indeed that it has been able to continue in that way. So for the Secretary of State Mr. Pompeo to say that， it is purely anti-china rhetoric which actually has no basis in reality.