The United States promise to impose sanctions on China over Hong Kong

National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien accused China of violating international commitments in Hong Kong and promised new sanctions.

Earlier, four members of the Hong Kong parliament lost their seats in the legislature after their actions were described as posing a threat to national security.

“The recent actions of Beijing, which removed democracy-supporting lawmakers from the Hong Kong Legislative Council, leaves no doubt that the Chinese Communist Party has openly violated its international obligations under the Sino-British Joint Declaration and its promises to the people of Hong Kong,” the written statement said on ‘Brian.

Donald Trump’s adviser expressed the opinion that the principle of “one country, two systems”, according to which Hong Kong is part of China, has now become “a big fig leaf covering the expansion of a one-party dictatorship.”

Recently, Beijing adopted a document allowing the disqualification of members of the Hong Kong Legislative Assembly, whose actions are regarded as a threat to national security. This could affect parliamentarians who support the independence of the region, refuse to recognize China’s sovereignty, and encourage outside interference.

Relations between Beijing and Washington are going through a difficult period. In recent months, relations between the United States and China have escalated for several reasons: trade contradictions, the situation in Hong Kong, the situation with the rights of national minorities in the PRC, the coronavirus pandemic, and Beijing’s refusal to take part in arms control negotiations.

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Author: Sam Smith
Graduated from University of Oxford. Previously, he worked in various diferent news media. Currently, it is a columnist of the world news section in the Free News editors.
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