Hong Kong was returned to China by the united KINGDOM in 1997, when the Chinese government has decided to maintain the city’s freedoms until 2047. Recently, china has attempted to implement a new law on the security in the city in the wake of protests have taken place since the month of June 2019, more Chinese plans to allow the extradition from Hong Kong to mainland china.
He also revealed that the united states is considering further restrictions on the commercial trade with the territory.
The united states shall also take measures to put an end to the export of dual-use technologies, which can be used for commercial purposes and the military, to Hong Kong.
Pompeo said: “The Chinese Communist Party’s decision to eviscerate Hong Kong’s freedoms has forced the Asset of the administration to reassess its policies in the territory.”
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Pompeo continued: “The united States are forced to take this action to protect american national security.
“We can no longer distinguish between the export of controlled items to Hong Kong or mainland China.”
Pompeo previously announced Friday that Washington plans to impose through restrictions on Chinese officials involved in the sar of Hong Kong the security law, but he did not announce any specific applications.
Mr. Pompeo said the U.S. visa restrictions apply to current and former” officials of the Chinese Communist Party“, considered liable or an accomplice, thereby undermining Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy”.
The new Hong Kong the security law proposed by Beijing has not been published, which means that nobody knows exactly what are the measures that it contains.
Chinese state media have mentioned that the law aimed to penalize the secession, subversion, terrorism, and collusion with foreign forces.
These laws are used in the same way in mainland China, mainly from the prison, critics of the Chinese Communist Party.
Other reports have suggested that the act would enable the Hong Kong chief executive to choose the judges for national security cases; for some cases to be tried in mainland courts have 99% conviction rate); for special facilities to be used to detain people arrested under the act; and that the law could be applied retroactively – the criminalisation of behaviour that was perfectly legal in the past.
Chinese embassy spokesperson Fang Hong said that China “opposes the side of the united states of illegal decisions” in May, and added that the China-targeted legislation only “a very narrow category of acts which seriously jeopardize the national security.”
She said: “We urge the united states to immediately correct its mistakes, to withdraw the decisions and stop interfering in the internal affairs of China.”
China and the united states have seen the flaring of tensions on the coronavirus pandemic, and the trade disputes of the Phase of An agreement signed in January.
Chinese officials met on Monday in an effort to speed up the process of adoption of the new law, because they believe that it is necessary to fight against pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.