China retaliates against US legislation backing Hong Kong

BEIJING, China said on Monday that US military vessels and aircraft not allowed to visit Hong Kong; one in a series of measures Beijing has taken in retaliation against US legislation supporting anti-government protestors in the region.

China is also imposing sanctions on several US non-government organizations for encouraging protesters to “engage in violent and criminal acts,” foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said amid a press conference.

Beijing vowed last week to take “firm counter measures” after US President Donald Trump authorized the “Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act,” a law that supports protesters in Hong Kong and threatens China with potential sanctions.

Source: Kuwait News Agency