Govt supports sanctions against US

August 10, 2020

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government today said that it fully supports the Central People's Government's (CPG) imposition of sanctions against 11 people from the US and will facilitate the enforcement in accordance with the law.


In response to the so-called sanctions introduced unreasonably by the US Government against officials of the CPG and the Hong Kong SAR Government days earlier, which represent blatant and barbaric interference in the People's Republic of China's internal affairs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced sanctions against 11 people from the US.


In a statement, the Hong Kong SAR Government said that such a countermeasure is necessary for safeguarding the nation's interests and it fully supports the move.


It pointed out that in recent months, the US passed laws and pronounced an executive order targeting Hong Kong under the pretext of human rights, democracy and autonomy, blatantly deviating from international laws and basic norms governing international relations and ignoring the rampant violence in Hong Kong in the past year.


The Hong Kong SAR Government stressed that the US also smeared the National Security Law, displaying in full its double standards and hypocrisy and seriously damaged bilateral relations.


The CPG and the Hong Kong SAR Government had repeatedly expressed firm opposition to the US' acts. The CPG also emphasised that it reserved the right to take countermeasures.


The Hong Kong SAR Government described the so-called sanctions by the US as a shameless and despicable act that is resented by Hong Kong people and the whole nation.

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