China Calls on U.S. to Stop Meddling in Hong Kong Affairs
China called on the U.S. to stop interfering in Hong Kong, in a response to Biden’s move to offer Hong Kong residents safe haven.
(Bloomberg) -- China called on the U.S. to respect Chinese sovereignty and stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs, in a response to President Joe Biden’s move to offer some Hong Kong residents temporary safe haven.
A memo signed by the U.S. president Aug. 5 showed gross interference in Hong Kong and China’s internal affairs, Hua Chunying, spokesperson for Chinese Foreign Ministry, said in a statement.
The U.S. move will allow Hong Kong residents in the U.S. to remain in the country for as long as 18 months. It’s the latest in a series of measures Biden’s administration has taken to respond what it says is China’s crackdown on democracy and the rule of law in the former British colony.
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