China imposed sanctions against the American human rights organization Human Rights Watch and suspended the consideration of requests for US ships to enter Hong Kong. This was announced on Monday at a briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Hua Chunying.
“Despite the strong protests of China, the US side insisted on signing the so-called Human Rights and Democracy Act in Hong Kong, which is a serious violation of international law and meddling in China’s internal affairs. In response to the unreasonable actions of the US side, we decided to suspend consideration of requests to visit Hong Kong with American warships and aircraft We have also passed sanctions against US non-governmental organizations – National Endowment for Democracy, International Republican Institute, Human Rights Watch, Freedom House and several others, “said the diplomat.
“We urge the United States to correct mistakes, to stop interfering in our internal affairs. China will take all necessary steps in accordance with the development of the situation to protect the stability and prosperity of Hong Kong, as well as national sovereignty, security and development interests of our country,” the official representative stressed. Chinese Foreign Ministry.
Signed by US President Donald Trump, the law will require the US administration to regularly report to lawmakers on the situation in Hong Kong and provides for the possibility of imposing sanctions on those responsible, according to Washington, for human rights violations in this autonomous region. The document also provides for an annual assessment of how independent Hong Kong is from Beijing as part of its one-country-two-system policy to extend the preferential trade, economic, customs and investment regime for the United States.