Trump punishes China with new sanctions, Beijing announces immediate retaliation

In the dispute over the restriction of the autonomy of Hong Kong has signed up to US President Donald Trump is a sanction to act against China. Thus, China shou

Trump punishes China with new sanctions, Beijing announces immediate retaliation

In the dispute over the restriction of the autonomy of Hong Kong has signed up to US President Donald Trump is a sanction to act against China. Thus, China should be used for "repressive actions" against the people in Hong Kong held accountable, Trump said on Tuesday in the rose garden of the White house. The law will give the government powerful new tools to against individuals and institutions to act, "the Hong Kong's freedom to extinguish".

China's government announced in retaliation for their part, the criminal action against "concerned citizens and institutions of the USA". A foreign Ministry spokesman, condemned on Wednesday in Beijing sharply to the sanctions of the law of the United States. China had to give the "necessary response" to protect its legitimate interests. The punitive measures should be directed, in accordance with previous explanations against persons and institutions in the United States, acting in Hong Kong-questions "bad".

dispute the law in Hong Kong

the trigger of the dispute is the controversial law for the protection of national security in Hong Kong, which was adopted in Beijing at the end of June. It is directed against activities in the Chinese special administrative region, viewed by Beijing as a subversive, separatist or terrorist. Also, it is to punish the "collusion" of activists with forces abroad. The law gives China's state security has far-reaching powers to operate independently in Hong Kong and to identify.

As a response, the house of representatives and the Senate had adopted the sanction of the law with no votes against. It provides for sanctions, according to which the possession of Chinese officials in the United States frozen and their entry into the United States can be forbidden. Also against foreign banks that help from the U.S. perspective, China's efforts, the autonomy of Hong Kong to undermine, penalties may be imposed. Thus, U.S. financial institutions are prohibited to give loans.

Trump with a sharp announcement

Trump also stated that he had an order signed in the end because of the interference of China, all preferential treatments for Hong Kong. The metropolis will in future be treated as a part of China, the President said. The government had announced already in may. In addition to the export controls, this should also apply to customs duties and the granting of visas, it had been back then. In Hong Kong, is now feared that the step could lead to the punitive tariffs of the United States in trade dispute with China will also be extended to exports from the special administrative region.

The new US measures, the tensions between the United States and China continue to intensify. Trump China on Tuesday again for the worldwide spread of the Coronavirus responsible. The US President said to a question, he got to talk with the Chinese state and party chief Xi Jinping.

China speaks of the "internal matter"

The former British crown colony of Hong Kong is managed since the handover to China in 1997, according to the principle of "one country, two systems" autonomously. The United States in the security law of China, but a clear violation of Hong Kong's autonomy and freedom rights. China also violated its Commitments to the sovereignty of exchange. Unlike the people of the Communist people's Republic of the seven million Hong Kong people, freedom of Assembly and expression, which is limited by the safety act now, but clearly enjoy.

China's foreign Ministry spokesman said in Beijing, Hong Kong was a "purely internal" affair of China. "No other country has the right to interfere." The United States should correct their "error" and the Hong Kong autonomy-not to implement the law. "If the US is doing, what you plan, China will definitely respond vigorously".

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Date Of Update: 15 July 2020, 01:26

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