Written by: Liu Jinhua
2020-08-08 13:49Last update date: 2020-08-08 13:49
The U.S. Treasury Department announced yesterday (7th) that 11 Chinese and Hong Kong officials including Chief Executive Carrie Lam will be sanctioned. All private property and interests of the sanctioned persons in the U.S. must be reported to the Foreign Assets Control Office of the Treasury Department. Unless the office issues an exemption, Americans are prohibited from processing the asset transactions of the aforementioned sanctioned persons in the United States. It is prohibited to provide or receive services, funds or commodities to the sanctioned persons and their interests. In short, it prohibits Americans and companies from having any money, services, and products dealings with the assets, companies, or individuals of the sanctioned persons in the United States.
Two establishment groups, "Concentric Protection of Hong Kong" and "Anti-U.S. Hegemony Alliance" demonstrated at the U.S. Consulate today (8th) to protest the U.S. government’s sanctions against 11 officials in China and Hong Kong. They criticized the sanctions as violating international law and interfering in China’s internal affairs. This is bullying.
The two organizations "Concentric Protection of Hong Kong" and the "Anti-U.S. Hegemony Alliance" demonstrated today at the US consulate. (Photo by Liu Jinhua)
The convener, Tsao Daming, pointed out that the Hong Kong version of the National Security Law is reasonable and reasonable, but it is an excuse for sanctions by the US authorities. He criticized the U.S. sanctions for "speaking in the vernacular", saying that the 11 Chinese and Hong Kong officials under sanctions had no assets in the United States. He also called on China to sanction the staff of the US consulate as countermeasures. After the petition, Cao Daming even burned the longest toilet paper printed on US President Trump, and tore up the cards printed with "American Paper Tiger". The anti-US hegemony major coalition was also present to demonstrate. Members of the group pointed out that the US sanctions were to build momentum for the upcoming US presidential elections, believing that this was an electoral project, and criticized Trump for using Sino-US conflicts as a political bargaining chip.
In addition, he is currently wanted by the police for violating the National Security Law. Zhu Mumin, executive director of the "Hong Kong Democracy Committee" in Washington, stated that the United States sanctions Chief Executive Carrie Lam and other officials who have attacked Hong Kong’s fundamental freedoms and the rule of law. The United States responded by issuing a wanted warrant for US citizens who spoke out in Hong Kong.
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