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China announced sanctions on 7 Americans and entities including the former Secretary of Commerce and the Hong Kong Democracy Committee

2021-07-23T15:28:12.857Z

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China announced on July 23 that it would sanction 7 American personnel and entities, including former US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, and the US organization "Hong Kong Democracy Council" (HKDC). The Ministry of Foreign Affairs accuses the U.S.



The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China announced on July 23 that it would sanction 7 American personnel and entities, including former US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, and the US organization "Hong Kong Democracy Council" (HKDC).

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs accused the United States of illegally sanctioning a number of officials from Chinese central government agencies in Hong Kong.


China: Unprovoked smear of Hong Kong's business environment

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China stated that the US concocted the so-called "Hong Kong Business Warning" to unprovoked discrediting of Hong Kong's business environment and illegally sanctioned many officials of the Chinese central government agencies in Hong Kong. The relevant actions seriously violated international law and basic norms of international relations and seriously interfered in China's internal affairs. Resolutely oppose this and strongly condemn it.

China: Take reciprocal countermeasures

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs also stated that China has decided to take reciprocal countermeasures against the wrongdoings of the United States. According to the Anti-Foreign Sanctions Act, the former US Secretary of Commerce Ross was sanctioned, and Bartholomew, Chairman of the US-China Economic and Security Review Committee (USCC) of the US Council. (Carolyn Bartholomew), Jonathan Stilworth, former office director of the Congress-Executive China Committee (CECC), Kim Doyoon of the American Association for the Democracy of International Affairs, Adam King, the authorized representative of the U.S. International Republican Institute in Hong Kong, Human Rights Watch (Human Rights Watch China Director Sophie Richardson and the Hong Kong Democracy Committee and other 7 American personnel and entities.

According to the information, the Hong Kong Democracy Committee was established in Washington, with Zhu Mumin as the chief executive officer.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that it must be emphasized again that Hong Kong is China's Hong Kong, and Hong Kong affairs are purely China's internal affairs.

Any attempt by external forces to interfere in Hong Kong affairs is a mere stumbling block.

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State’s visit to China may pave the way for Xi’s meeting. China and the U.S. will touch on substantive issues. It is reported that China and the U.S. will negotiate on the increase of the Deputy Secretary of State’s visit to China.

Source: hk1

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