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China to impose visa restrictions on U.S. individuals over Hong Kong

Christian Fernsby ▼ | June 29, 2020
Beijing said on Monday it will impose visa restrictions on U.S. individuals with egregious conduct on Hong Kong-related issues.
Zhao Lijian
Spokesman   Zhao Lijian
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 used to eliminate dissent and tighten Beijing’s control.

Topics: Chin U.S.

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian, who announced the new sanctions during a press briefing in response to a question about Washington’s new visa restrictions, did not specify which U.S. individuals have been targeted.

“The U.S. is attempting to obstruct China’s legislation for safeguarding national security in the HK SAR (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region) by imposing the so-called sanctions, but it will never succeed,” he told reporters.

“In response ... China has decided to impose visa restrictions on U.S. individuals with egregious conduct on HK related issues.”


 

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