Written by: Cheng Yihua and Xu Yian
2020-08-07 22:20Last update date: 2020-08-08 01:07
The US Treasury Department announced sanctions on 11 Chinese and Hong Kong officials on August 7 and announced the list, including Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, Secretary of Justice Zheng Ruohua, and Director of the Liaison Office of the Central Committee Luo Huining.
The US Treasury Department announced sanctions against 11 Chinese and Hong Kong officials, including Carrie Lam (Photo by Gao Zhongming)
The Chinese and Hong Kong officials on the sanctions list include:
Chief Executive Carrie Lam
Chief Executive Officer and Secretary General of the National Security Commission Chen Guoji,
Secretary for Justice Zheng Ruohua, Secretary for
Security Li Jiachao, Director of the Bureau of
Political System and Mainland Affairs, Zeng Guowei,
Director of Police Department, Deng Bingqiang,
former Director of Police, Lu Weicong
Zhonglian Office Director Luo Huining
Hong Kong and Macau Office Xia Baolong Deputy Director of Hong Kong and Macau Office Zhang Xiaoming Director of
National Security Office Zheng Yanxiong
What will the US Treasury Department do?
According to the Ministry of Finance, the consequence of today’s action is the rights and interests of all property and property of the above-mentioned individuals and any entities owned by them, whether directly or indirectly, 50% or more, held by them personally or with other blocked persons. Regardless of whether it is in the United States, or held or controlled by a person in the United States, it is blocked and must be reported to the Foreign Assets Control Office (OFAC).
The Treasury Department also stated that unless authorized by the general or specific license issued by OFAC or other exemptions, OFAC’s regulations generally prohibit Americans or persons in (or transit) in the United States from conducting all designated persons or other acceptances in the United States. Block any property or transaction of rights in property.
These prohibitions include prohibiting any blocked person from making, accepting, or benefiting from any contribution or provision of funds, goods, services, or receiving any funds, goods, or services from such persons Contribute or provide.
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US: Carrie Lam is directly responsible for implementing policies to suppress freedom
The US Treasury Department stated in a statement that Carrie Lam is directly responsible for implementing Beijing's policy of suppressing freedom and democratic progress, and that in 2019, she promoted the revision of the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance, which triggered a series of large-scale demonstrations in Hong Kong. The statement also stated that Carrie Lam was designated to participate in the development, adoption or implementation of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China on the Maintenance of National Security Law.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin stated that the United States and Hong Kong people will stand together and "will use our tools and authority to fight those who undermine autonomy."
US Secretary of State Pompeo also posted on Twitter, saying that these 11 people are responsible for the damage to Hong Kong’s autonomy. "When the people of Hong Kong are oppressed by the Chinese Communist Party and its promoters, we will not stand aside."
Today, the US is designating 11 individuals responsible for the erosion of Hong Kong's autonomy. We will not stand by while the people of Hong Kong suffer brutal oppression at the hands of the Chinese Communist Party or its enablers.— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) August 7, 2020
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