A group of assistants to members of the Legislative Council speak to the media as they hold placards outside the Legislative Council building in Hong Kong, China on Tuesday. Reuters/Thomas Peter
Beijing on Tuesday slammed what it called “irresponsible and erroneous comments” by Washington about a proposed Hong Kong law that would allow extraditions to mainland China, after the United States expressed concerns about the legislation.
“We demand that the US side... be cautious and stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs and China’s internal affairs in any form,” foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a regular press briefing.
China’s Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Zhang Jun said on Monday that China will not allow the Group of 20 nations to discuss the Hong Kong issue at its summit this week.
US President Donald Trump has described protests in Hong Kong as “riots” that China will have to deal with itself, signalling a hands-off approach to the biggest political crisis gripping
The United States would do better to look at its own domestic problems like gun violence rather than turning its ire on China, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday, lambasting US Vice President Mike Pence for a critical speech on China.
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Trump talked up his own tough approach to Beijing, though he spent the early weeks of the pandemic praising Chinese President Xi Jinping. The mandatory sanctions are also required to be imposed on banks that conduct business with the officials.