China imposes sanctions on U.S.Christian Fernsby ▼ | December 2, 2019
China has imposed sanctions on the New York-based Human Rights Watch organization and suspended the review of requests by US warships to visit Hong Kong, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying said.
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We have also imposed sanctions on several US-headquartered non-governmental organizations, including National Endowment for Democracy, International Republican Institute, Human Rights Watch, Freedom House," the Chinese diplomat specified.
"We urge the United States to correct mistakes and stop interfering in our internal affairs.
"China will take all the necessary steps depending on how the situation unfolds in order to protect the stability and prosperity of Hong Kong, as well as the country’s sovereignty, security and development interests," Hua Chunying emphasized.
The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, signed by US President Donald Trump, requires the US administration to conduct annual reviews of the situation in Hong Kong to make sure that the "one country, two systems" agreement is upheld, and impose sanctions on Chinese officials, who, according to Washington, are responsible for human rights violations in the administrative region. ■