China’s Foreign Ministry announced today retaliations against US passage of the Hong Kong Human Rights Democracy Act. US military ships and aircrafts are banned from visiting Hong Kong. Also, sanctions are imposed against several US NGO, including the National Endowment for Democracy, the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, the International Republican Institute, Human Rights Watch, and Freedom House.
Spokeswoman Hua Chunying said “we urge the U.S. to correct the mistakes and stop interfering in our internal affairs. China will take further steps if necessary to uphold Hong Kong’s stability and prosperity and China’s sovereignty”. She added that the NGOs “shoulder some responsibility for the chaos in Hong Kong and they should be sanctioned and pay the price.”
Separately, Axios reported on Sunday that trade negotiations between US and China “stalled” before of the “Hong Kong legislation”, referring to the HKHRDA.