China threatens response to new us-Hong kong law

A u.s. law to support the protesters in Hong kong are sending the wrong signal, says the government. China will "respond strongly" if the UNITED states cont

China threatens response to new us-Hong kong law

A u.s. law to support the protesters in Hong kong are sending the wrong signal, says the government.

China will "respond strongly" if the UNITED states continues to interfere in the situation in Hong kong.

this is the sound of the warning from the chinese foreign ministry, a few hours after the president of the UNITED states, Donald Trump, has signed a law that supports the protesters in Hong kong. It writes the news agency Reuters.

According to the ministry, is the new law a serious interference in chinese affairs.

The u.s. efforts are "doomed to fail", said the foreign ministry according to Reuters.

It warns at the same time that the UNITED states will feel the impact of China's countermeasures, if it continues to "act arbitrarily" in relation to Hong kong.

- This has a heinous nature and threatening intentions, writes the ministry of foreign affairs further, according to the AFP news agency.

China convened early Thursday morning Danish time, the UNITED states ambassador in China, Terry Branstad, in response to the new law.

in Addition, it is yet unclear what the consequences will consist of.

the local government in Hong kong is strongly opposed to the new u.s. law that supports the pro-democracy activists in the kinesiskstyrede city.

the local Government, which is controlled by China, says thus, that the law sends the wrong signal to the demonstrators.

the Reactions comes after Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a law that will ensure Hong kong's sovereignty and security.

In the text of the law says, among other things, that the UNITED states at least once a year to verify that Hong kong has enough autonomy to the U.S. will enter into special trade agreements with the local government.

at the same time, the law sanctions against officials who violate human rights in Hong kong.

It was until Wednesday to be seen if Donald Trump would sign or veto the new legislation.

Trump is trying namely in the moment to conclude a trade agreement with China. An agreement, he has made one of its top priorities ahead of the presidential election in the UNITED states next year.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 28 November 2019, 14:00

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