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UK News Hong Kong: China announces visa restrictions for certain Americans

15:05  29 june  2020
15:05  29 june  2020 Source:   lexpress.fr

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The announcement comes as the top decision-making body of China 's parliament deliberates a draft national security law for Hong Kong that pro-democracy activists in the city fear will be China has decided to impose visa restrictions on U.S. individuals with egregious conduct on HK related issues."

China announced Monday that it would impose visa restrictions on US citizens who had "behaved egregiously" over Hong Kong , after Washington said it would restrict US visas for Chinese officials. Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told reporters during a briefing that China is urging the United States

Beijing responds to Washington, which announced visa restrictions targeting certain Chinese officials accused of calling into question Hong Kong's autonomy.

Washington avait annoncé dès vendredi des restrictions de visas visant certains responsables chinois accusés de remettre en cause l'autonomie hongkongaise. © afp.com/WANG ZHAO Washington announced on Friday visa restrictions targeting certain Chinese officials accused of calling into question Hong Kong's autonomy.

China on Monday announced visa restrictions against "misbehaving" Americans against of a controversial national security law in the autonomous territory of Hong Kong, and on the way to be adopted.

Ignoring calls from Western countries and the Hong Kong pro-democracy opposition, Beijing intends to impose this text, which, according to its detractors, threatens the autonomy and freedoms of the former British colony.

Hong Kong: China in turn sanctions American officials

 Hong Kong: China in turn sanctions American officials USA-CHINA-HONG-KONG: Hong Kong: China in turn sanctions American officials © Reuters / Carlos Garcia Rawlins HONG KONG: CHINA SANCTIONS US LEADERS 'TOWER BEIJING (Reuters) - China plans to impose visa restrictions on US nationals after similar Washington decision against Chinese Communist Party officials in reaction to Beijing policy towards Hong Kong.

China has decided to impose visa restrictions on U.S. individuals with egregious conduct on HK related issues.” The U.S. Senate also approved a bill last week that would impose mandatory sanctions on people or companies that back efforts to restrict Hong Kong ’s autonomy.

Earlier, China ’s Embassy in the United States called on Washington to lift the newly introduced visa restrictions for Chinese officials over the situation in Hong Kong .

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Rendered to China in 1997, Hong Kong was shaken last year by monstrous demonstrations against the influence of the central government. Scalded by these events, Beijing has developed in a few weeks a text that bypasses the local legislative council, raising fear to the Hong Kong opposition an unprecedented decline in freedoms in the city of 7.5 million inhabitants.

The law, currently under discussion in the Chinese national parliament, could be adopted in the coming hours. It intends to suppress separatism, terrorism, subversion and collusion with foreign forces.

In response to Washington's measures

Anticipating the passage of this text to which it is opposed, Washington had announced on Friday visa restrictions targeting certain Chinese officials accused of calling into question the Hong Kong autonomy.

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China will impose a visa ban on U.S. citizens who interfere with sweeping national security legislation planned for Hong Kong , a move that “As a response to the U.S.’s wrongful decision to impose visa bans on Chinese officials, China decides to impose visa bans on Americans who behave badly in

"Today, I am announcing visa restrictions on current and former CCP officials who are believed to be responsible for, or complicit in, undermining Hong Kong ’s He said China 's Communist Party had stepped up efforts to undermine Hong Kong ’s autonomy through the national security legislation and

"The United States will never succeed in obstructing China 's efforts to advance Hong Kong's national security laws," said Zhao Lijian, a spokesman for the Chinese foreign ministry, on Monday.

"In response to the (measures announced by) the United States, China has decided to impose visa restrictions on United States nationals who have behaved badly regarding Hong Kong issues," he said. it announced at a regular press point.

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Last month China announced this bill, immediately judged by the Hong Kong opposition as a way of silencing the pro-government movement. democracy. For Beijing, it is a question of putting an end to the violence which enamelled the demonstrations of 2019 and of repressing the current pro-independence in the territory.

Since the handover, Hong Kong has enjoyed considerable autonomy from the rest of the country ruled by the Communist Party, under the principle of "One country, two systems". Its inhabitants benefit in particular from freedom of expression, freedom of the press and independent justice. Rights unknown in mainland China.

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© ISAAC LAWRENCE / AFP A pro-democracy activist carrying an American flag arrested by Hong Kong police on July 4, 2020. While the head of the Hong Kong executive said on Tuesday that its government will "vigorously" enforce the national security law, American Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo on Monday denounced the withdrawal of the books critical of the Chinese regime.

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