China says to impose sanctions on US officials over Hong Kong issues

In response to restrictions slapped on Chinese officials this week over Beijing’s harsh clampdown on Hong Kong, China on December 10 said that it will impose sanctions on US officials who have “performed badly” over Hong Kong issues.

Reiterating the same, foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said, “In response, China would impose “sanctions on US executive officials, congressional personnel, non-governmental organisation personnel… who have performed badly on Hong Kong-related issues.”

It must be noted that last year, the financial hub was rocked by pro-democracy protests that were halted by a sweeping national security law imposed by Beijing, which drew a lot of criticism over violating rights from countries including the United States.

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