‘Ultimate repercussion’ if US hurt China’s interests
Published: 01:44 PM, 2 June 2020
China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian; Photo: Collected
Beijing has warned Washington that they will show “ultimate repercussion” if the United States tries to hurt China’s interests.
China’s Foreign Ministry issued the warning, citing the US decision to take action against the Chinese students and companies in the United States and the US initiative to strengthen its “special relationship” with Hong Kong.
The Chinese parliament last week approved a national security law in Hong Kong banning sedition, secession, and treason. Arguing for the law, Chinese officials say “it is needed to counter the threat of terrorism.”
However, US President Donald Trump has slammed China’s internal affairs, saying the law was “a tragedy” for the people of Hong Kong and would violate China’s commitment to Hong Kong’s autonomy.
Washington’s accusations against Beijing over the deadly coronavirus and the recent situation in Hong Kong have led to extreme bitterness between the United States and China relationship.
Western nations, including the United States, have recently accused security forces of cracking down on protesters in Hong Kong. This time, Beijing has retaliated by referring to the massive protests and clashes across the United States over the killing of a young black man by US police.
China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said the ongoing events in the United States bear witness to the country’s intense ethnic crisis and police violence. “Besides, police behaviour towards protesters proved the dual attitude of the United States towards human rights,” he added.