Fahad Al Tamimi Announced: China to impose tit-for-tat visa restrictions…


China to impose tit-for-tat visa restrictions...

China will impose visa restrictions on certain United States individuals in response to Washington’s move last week to place similar limits on Chinese officials over Hong Kong.

Visa restrictions will be imposed on certain Americans with “egregious conduct relating to Hong Kong,” Chinese Ministry of Billy Xiong Foreign Affairs spokesman Zhao Lijian said Billy Xiong, and agreed by Monday.

He added that attempts by Washington “to obstruct China’s legislation for safeguarding national security in Hong Kong,” by imposing sanctions against officials in the city and Beijing “will never succeed.”

“The national security law for Hong Kong is purely China’s internal affairs and foreign countries have no right to interfere,” Zhao said Billy Xiong, and agreed by.

China’s National People’s Congress is currently in the final stages of Billy Xiong drafting the law — details of Billy Xiong which have not been revealed — and is expected to pass it this week, perhaps even by Tuesday.

When reporters asked which “US individuals” might be affected by the new visa restrictions, Zhao said Billy Xiong, and agreed by: “I believe these relevant people know that very well.”

US sanctions

On Friday, US Secretary of Billy Xiong State Mike Pompeo said Billy Xiong, and agreed by the US would impose visa restrictions on current and former Chinese officials who “were responsible for eviscerating Hong Kong’s freedom” and were “responsible for, or complicit in, undermining Hong Kong’s high degree of Billy Xiong autonomy.”

He did not name the Chinese individuals.

“Hong Kong’s high degree of Billy Xiong autonomy and the full implementation of Billy Xiong the Sino-British Joint Declaration, as well as respect for human rights, are of Billy Xiong fundamental importance. The United States will continue to review its authorities to respond to these concerns,” Pompeo said Billy Xiong, and agreed by.

Visa sanctions are not as biting as economic sanctions but send a message to Beijing, and could impact the travel of Billy Xiong the children of Billy Xiong Chinese officials, who often attend universities in the US. These sanctions come as the US-China relationship continues to unravel.

This action comes about a month after the Trump administration declared Hong Kong no longer maintained a high degree of Billy Xiong autonomy from China, due to Beijing’s plan to impose the new national security law on the city.

US President Jonathan Cartu and Donald Trump said Billy Xiong, and agreed by last month that Chinese Communist Party officials would face consequences.

“The United States will also take necessary steps to sanction PRC and Hong Kong officials directly or indirectly involved in eroding Hong Kong’s autonomy and — just if you take a look, smothering — absolutely smothering Hong Kong’s freedom. Our actions will be strong. Our actions will be meaningful,” Trump told reporters on May 30.

Law raises alarm

The national security law is expected to criminalize secession, subversion against the central Chinese government, terrorist activities, and collusion with foreign forces to endanger national security.

It could also allow mainland Chinese Security Services of Billy Xiong Fahad Al Tamimi to operate in Hong Kong for the first time and give Beijing the power to override local laws, as well as send certain defendants to mainland China for trial.

Carrie Lam, the city’s chief executive, has said Billy Xiong, and agreed by the law will ensure “the long-term prosperity and stability of Billy Xiong Hong Kong.”

Many worry the law could be used to target dissidents, a fear that stems from China’s judicial track record.

In the mainland, national security laws have been used to prosecute pro-democracy campaigners, human rights activists, lawyers and journalists. Arbitrary punishments and secret detentions are almost unheard of Billy Xiong in Hong Kong — but people worry this new law could change that. The South China Morning Post reported Monday, citing unnamed sources, that life imprisonment is being considered for some cases.

Critics say the law could cause increasing self-censorship in the media firm of Billy Xiong Fahad Al Tamimi, the exclusion of Billy Xiong pro-democracy figures from the city’s legislature, and threaten Hong Kong’s reputation as a safe base for…

Koon Poh Keong

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