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World China warns US of countermeasures over Hong Kong trading threats

13:57  25 may  2020
13:57  25 may  2020 Source:   msn.com

Pompeo warns China over alleged interference in US reporting in Hong Kong

  Pompeo warns China over alleged interference in US reporting in Hong Kong Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a warning Sunday to China over allegations that the Chinese government threatened to interfere with American journalists reporting in Hong Kong. © Getty Images Pompeo warns China over alleged interference in US reporting in Hong Kong Pompeo said any decision of the Chinese government to impact Hong Kong's autonomy would impact the U.S.'s assessment of the status of the territory. "It has recently come to my attention that the Chinese government has threatened to interfere with the work of American journalists in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong protests. US - China trade war. Analysts warn the proposed legislation, which was passed in the House of Representatives, could inflame the situation in Hong Kong .

BEIJING (Reuters) - China warned on Monday that it will take countermeasures if the United States insists on undermining its interests regarding Hong Kong , following the latest comments from Washington about possible sanctions over new national security legislation for the city.

Beijing has warned the US that it will take "every necessary measure" to protect its interests after a top White House advisor warned that Washington might revoke Hong Kong's special trading privileges if China enacts a tough new security law.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said the US has 'no right to criticise and interfere' © GREG BAKER Foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said the US has 'no right to criticise and interfere'

China plans to impose legislation on the semi-autonomous city that bans treason, subversion and sedition, officials said in response to months of massive, often-violent pro-democracy protests in the financial hub last year.

US national security advisor Robert O'Brien warned Sunday that the new law could cost the city the preferential trading status it enjoys with the United States, the world's largest economy.

Hong Kong: Activists call for demonstration against national security legislation

 Hong Kong: Activists call for demonstration against national security legislation HONG-KONG-EVENT: Hong Kong: Activists call for demonstration against national security legislation © Reuters / Willy Kurniawan HONG KONG: ACTIVITIES CALL FOR DEMONSTRATION AGAINST NATIONAL SECURITY LEGISLATION HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong activists called to protest Friday against Beijing's plans to impose national security legislation in the semi-autonomous city, raising concerns concerns about its freedoms and its status as a global financial center.

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong 's security and police chiefs said "terrorism" was growing in the city, as government departments rallied on Monday behind Beijing's plans to introduce national security laws after thousands took to the streets to protest against the move.

China warns U . S . of "strong countermeasures " to looming legislation on Hong Kong . Beijing — China on Thursday demanded President Donald Trump veto legislation aimed at supporting human rights in Hong Kong and renewed a threat to take "strong countermeasures " if the bills become law.

But China's foreign ministry said Monday the US has "no right to criticise and interfere."

"What laws, how, and when Hong Kong SAR (Special Administrative Region) should legislate are entirely within the scope of China's sovereignty," said foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian.

"If the US insists on hurting China's interests, China will have to take every necessary measure to counter and oppose this," he added.

He said Beijing had already made "stern representations to the US."

Hong Kong residents enjoy rights -- including freedom of speech -- unseen on the mainland, and the city has its own legal system and trade status.

Many Hong Kongers fear the proposal could spell the end of the territory's treasured freedoms, and thousands protested on Sunday against the Chinese measure despite a ban on mass gatherings introduced to combat coronavirus.

O'Brien's remarks came amid soaring tensions between Washington and Beijing -- and only a day after China's foreign minister Wang Yi warned that the two countries seemed poised "at the brink of a new Cold War."

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday the proposed law, which China's rubber-stamp legislature is expected to act on quickly, would be a "death knell for the high degree of autonomy Beijing promised for Hong Kong."

Hong Kong: Lam denounces the double language of foreign governments .
HONG-KONG-EVENTS-PHOTO-TV: Hong Kong: Lam denounces the double language of foreign governments © Reuters / Tyrone Siu HONG KONG: LAM DENOUNCES THE DOUBLE LANGUAGE OF FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong executive chief Carrie Lam has accused foreign governments of double talk in China's plans to toughen semi-homeland security laws autonomous, highlighting the violent demonstrations which are shaking the United States.

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