China says US sanctions on officials over Hong Kong 's security clampdown violate international laws
BEIJING: China said on Tuesday (Nov 10) that United States sanctions on four officials over a national security clampdown in Hong Kong are a ...
Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin denounced the sanctions in a daily news briefing.AdvertisementAdvertisement"The relevant behaviour by the US side blatantly interferes in Hong Kong affairs, grossly interferes in China's internal affairs and seriously violates international laws and basic norms governing international relations," he said.
"China is firmly opposed to it and strongly condemns it."Wang urged the US to withdraw the sanctions, and reinforced China's position on the special administrative region."Hong Kong is China's Hong Kong, and Hong Kong's affairs are purely China's internal affairs. No external forces should interfere in it," he said.
AdvertisementAdvertisement"We urge the US side to immediately stop interfering in Hong Kong's affairs, immediately withdraw its so-called sanctions and not go further down the wrong path."The US on Monday said it was imposing sanctions on four more officials in Hong Kong's governing and security establishment over their alleged role in crushing dissent in the former British colony. headtopics.com
The US Treasury and State Department identified the four as Deng Zhonghua, deputy director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office; Edwina Lau, deputy commissioner of police in Hong Kong; and Li Jiangzhou and Li Kwai-wah, two officials at the newly established national security office in Hong Kong.
READ: Lam says next US president should not interfere in Hong KongAdvertisementUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the sanctions were for their role in implementing Hong Kong's new national security law. He said they would be barred from travelling to the United States, and any US-related assets would be blocked.
"These actions underscore US resolve to hold accountable key figures that are actively eviscerating the freedoms of the people of Hong Kong and undermining Hong Kong’s autonomy," he said in a statement.None of the four could be reached immediately for comment.
Hong Kong Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung said the sanctions were"absolutely unacceptable, a blatant - and I would use the word 'barbaric' - interference"."We are not going to be intimidated," Cheung told reporters, speaking at a regular news conference held on Tuesday morning Hong Kong time. headtopics.com
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