China will impose visa restrictions on American officials who interfere with the autonomy of Hong Kong. This was stated by the official representative of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Zhao Lijian at a briefing on Monday, June 29.
“Chinese authorities will not tolerate interference in the internal affairs of the country.
According to him, China intends to continue to adhere to the principle of “one country – two systems.
“The efforts of the American side, trying to apply sanctions against China, are doomed to failure,” he said.
On June 18, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State David Stilwell said that the United States gives China two weeks to “reduce its aggressiveness” towards Hong Kong and hopes to revise the Internal Security Act and the National Security Act.
On June 1, Beijing protested to the United States over interference in Hong Kong’s domestic affairs.
On May 29, the Chinese government called on Washington to stop political manipulation of the bill on ensuring national security in Hong Kong. China is ready to take countermeasures, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said.
The same day, U.S. President Donald Trump announced plans to impose sanctions against Chinese and Hong Kong officials, which Washington believes undermine regional autonomy.