China responds to US threats over Hong Kong

Not a single country has the right to interfere in China’s domestic policy, according to the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
Relations between official Beijing and the Hong Kong Autonomous Region relate to China’s domestic policy, which no country in the world has the right to intervene
This was announced on Friday, May 22, by Chinese Foreign Minister Zhao Lijian, commenting on US statements about the oppression of Hong Kong by central authorities in Beijing.

According to the speaker of the Foreign Ministry of China, the Chinese government is determined and will protect the sovereignty and national interests.

“We are strongly opposed to foreign political forces interfering in Hong Kong issues, we will not change our position,” he said.

Earlier, the leader of the Republican majority of the US Senate, Mitchell McConnell, said that Washington would reconsider relations with China if it continued to exert pressure on Hong Kong, which has the status of a special administrative region. According to him, the United States is ready to resort to sanctions against China to protect Hong Kong.

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Earlier in Hong Kong, local elections were held amid protests. In the first two hours of voting alone, turnout tripled that of 2015. Activists urged not to jeopardize the vote.

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