News | China To Impose Visa Restrictions On U.S. Individuals Over Hong Kong

WASHINGTON – Beijing said on Monday it will impose visa restrictions on U.S. individuals with ‘egregious conduct’, on Hong Kong – related issues, mirroring U.S. sanctions against unnamed Chinese officials deemed responsible for curbing freedom in the city.

The announcement comes as the top  decision – making body of China’s parliament deliberates a draft nations security law for Hong Kong that pro-democracy activists in the city fears will be used to eliminate dissent and tighten Beijing’s control.

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zaho Lijian, who announced the new sanctions during a press briefing in response to a question about Washington’s new visa restriction, 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 sanction, 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’.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said last week that the new visa restrictions by Washington apply to ‘current and former’ officials of China’s ruling Communist Party ‘believed to be responsible for, or complicit in, undermining Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy’.

The U.S. Senate also approved a bill last week that would impose mandatory sanctions on people or companies that back efforts to restrict Hong Kong’s autonomy. It includes secondary sanctions on banks that do business with anyone backing any crackdown on the territory’s autonomy.


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