China suspends US warship visit reviews, sanctions NGOs over HK

Source:Global Times Published: 2019/12/2 15:26:56

Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Monday that China has suspended the approval of the request by US aircraft and warships to visit Hong Kong in response to the latest Hong Kong-related bill passed by US lawmakers.  

China also started sanctions on US-headquartered non-governmental organizations (NGOs) including Human Rights Watch, National Endowment for Democracy, National Democratic Institute, and International Republican Institute for supporting extremist, violent activities in Hong Kong, spokesperson Hua Chunying said at a routine press conference in Beijing.

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China urged the US side to stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs and China's internal affairs. China will take necessary actions in accordance with the situation to safeguard the stability and prosperity of Hong Kong, as well as national sovereignty, security and development interests, Hua said. 

Sufficient evidence showed that some organizations have supported anti-China disrupters in Hong Kong and instigated them to commit violence and crimes and secessionist activities. They should take the major responsibility for the current unrest in Hong Kong and should be sanctioned as a price for what they did, Hua said.

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