Trump said Hong Kong would be 'obliterated' without him
"If it weren't for me, Hong Kong would have been obliterated in 14 minutes,” Trump said, amid the intensifying anti-Beijing protests in the city.“If it weren't for me, Hong Kong would have been obliterated in 14 minutes,” Trump said in a phone interview on “Fox & Friends,” the morning news show known for its fierce defenses of the president.
US Navy visits to Hong Kong have been suspended. But sanctions on several pro-democracy US NGOs are more symbolic than substantive after China will impose sanctions on US -based pro-democracy and human rights groups in response to a recent US law supporting protesters in Hong
Beijing has stopped allowing the US Navy vessels to visit Hong Kong after President Donald Trump signed a bill, which targets China over its Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Hua Chunying, said on Monday that China will no longer review the requests by the American warships to dock in Hong Kong .
China suspended US warship visits and sanctioned American NGOs on Monday in retaliation for the passage of a bill backing pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.
The financial hub has been rocked by nearly six months of increasingly violent unrest demanding greater autonomy, which Beijing has frequently blamed on foreign influence.
Last week US President Donald Trump signed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which requires the president to annually review the city's favourable trade status and threatens to revoke it if the semi-autonomous territory's freedoms are quashed.
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Hong Kong , a former British colony that was granted special autonomy when China took control in 1997, has The U . S . laws, which passed both chambers of Congress almost unanimously, mandate sanctions on Chinese and Hong Kong officials who carry out human rights abuses in Hong Kong
SHANGHAI — China vented on Thursday after President Trump signed new human rights The first bill authorizes the American government to impose sanctions on Chinese or Hong Kong officials And while the Chinese government sees the unrest in Hong Kong as a test of its strength and
The move came as the world's two biggest economies have been striving to finalise a "phase one" deal in their protracted trade war.
"In response to the unreasonable behaviour of the US side, the Chinese government has decided to suspend reviewing the applications for US warships to go to Hong Kong for (rest and) recuperation as of today," foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a regular press briefing.
China had already denied requests for two US Navy ships to dock in Hong Kong in August, without specifying a reason why.
Hong Kong leader says record voter turnout highlights discontent with govt
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam acknowledged on Tuesday that the record number of voters in district elections highlighted dissatisfaction with the government as she thanked residents for voting peacefully despite a relatively volatile environment. © REUTERS/Marko Djurica Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam speaks to the media in a weekly news briefing after local elections in Hong Kong, China, November 26, 2019.
Hong Kong , a former British colony that was granted special autonomy when China took control in 1997, has been rocked by six months of sometimes The U . S . laws, which passed both chambers of Congress almost unanimously, mandate sanctions on Chinese and Hong Kong officials who carry
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Hua said they would also apply sanctions to a number of US-based NGOs, although failed to give any specifics over the form sanctions would take.
Sanctions will apply to NGOs that had acted "badly" over the recent unrest in Hong Kong, she said, including the National Endowment for Democracy, Human Rights Watch and Freedom House.
There was "already a large amount of facts and evidence that make it clear that these non-governmental organisations support anti-China" forces and "incite separatist activities for Hong Kong independence", Hua added.
She accused them of having "great responsibility for the chaotic situation in Hong Kong".
Protesters in Hong Kong are pushing for greater democratic freedoms and police accountability, but the city's pro-Beijing leadership has refused any major political concessions.
The increasingly violent rallies have hammered the retail and tourism sectors, with mainland Chinese visitors abandoning the city in droves.
The city's finance chief warned Monday that Hong Kong is set to record its first budget deficit in 15 years.
Hong Kong police chief calls for peace ahead of big protest march .
Hong Kong police chief calls for peace ahead of big protest marchPolice on Thursday gave a rare green light to the demonstration, organized by the Civil Human Rights Front, the group that called the million-strong marches in the summer. Sunday's march is a key gauge of the pro-democracy movement's support following its sweeping victory in local elections.