In the dispute over the autonomy of Hong Kong, the United States impose Visa restrictions against leading members of China's Communist party. The measure is directed against former and current party representatives, who were involved in the "undermining" of Hong Kong's autonomy, said the foreign Minister, Mike Pompeo on Friday in a Statement. Family members of these officials could be subject to the restrictions. The Minister made no indication of whom exactly the criminal action.
"President Trump has promised to punish the representatives of the Communist party of China, for undermining Hong Kong's freedoms of responsible," said Pompeo. "Today, we take measures to do just that."
critics accuse the government in Beijing for a long time, the autonomy of the Chinese special administrative region to undermine. For sharp criticism of a planned Chinese security law for Hong Kong is currently responsible.
The law represents the view of Western States, a massive intervention in the semi-Autonomous Status of Hong Kong, and democratic citizens at risk rights. Among other things, Chinese security forces should be according to the law in the future in the former British colony operates.
Since the handover to China in 1997, Hong Kong in accordance with the principle of "one country, two systems is ruled" under China's sovereignty autonomously. Unlike the people of the Communist people's Republic of the seven million Hong Kong enjoy far-reaching rights, such as freedom of Assembly and expression. In the meantime, they fear that their freedoms are increasingly restricted.Updated Date: 26 June 2020, 13:19