FILE PHOTO: U.S. and Chinese language flags are seen earlier than a gathering between senior defence officers from each nations on the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., November 9, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
July 17, 2021
HONG KONG (Reuters) – China’s international ministry department in Hong Kong stated new U.S. sanctions on Chinese language officers and its up to date enterprise advisory on the town are “extraordinarily impolite” and “extraordinarily unreasonable” bullying acts with “despicable intention”.
The USA imposed sanctions on Friday on seven Chinese language officers over Beijing’s crackdown on democracy in Hong Kong, Washington’s newest effort to carry China accountable for what it calls an erosion of rule of regulation within the former British colony.
The Biden administration additionally issued an advisory on Friday to warn U.S. companies about dangers to their operations and actions in Hong Kong after China’s imposition of a brand new nationwide safety regulation there final 12 months.
A spokesperson for the Commissioner of China’s Ministry of International Affairs in Hong Kong in a press release late on Friday strongly condemned the U.S. actions, saying they had been blatant interference in Hong Kong and China’s inside affairs.
“(U.S.) worries about Hong Kong’s enterprise setting is pretend; its try to destroy Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability, endanger China’s nationwide safety, and hamper China’s improvement is actual,” he stated within the assertion.
He added the implementation of the safety regulation has strengthened Hong Kong’s place as a global monetary and enterprise hub, and U.S. sanctions and pressures are not more than “a waste paper” which won’t cease China from rising.
On Saturday, a Hong Kong authorities spokesman stated Washington has repeatedly tried to slander the laws over the past 12 months.
“The U.S. Administration’s newest try to challenge a so-called ‘advisory’ …based mostly on completely ridiculous and unfounded fear-mongering in regards to the scenario in Hong Kong solely serves to show but once more its hypocrisy and double requirements, pushed by ideological hegemony,” the spokesman stated in a press release.
(Reporting by Clare Jim; Modifying by Kim Coghill)