The report has turned up following the US President Donald Trump claims on refusing to obstruct Chinese leader Xi Jinping at the G7 summit in France, described him as a “great leader”. The considered punishments differ from travel prohibitions to freezing the shares of Chinese officials.
“Since Day One of this administration, China has been a national security concern. The protests in Hong Kong are just another example of why we should be focusing our attention on finding ways to push back against Beijing”, one source said.
“We’ve been taking other routes to confront China, especially economically. This would be another step in the game plan. The draft legislation is in a lot of ways going to look like some of the sanctions we implemented with Russia,” the source added.
Republican Senators are said to develop legislation on imposing new sanctions against China. The sanctions details have not revealed yet as the negotiations started a few weeks ago.
“The administration has been looking at options for some time now,” one senior Trump official stated, noting, “But now things are starting to move forward and the legislation on the Hill will crystallize once Congress comes back. We’ve been looking at smart ways to address the crackdown and this is definitely a start”.
Hong Kong has been a field for fighting with protests due to a draft bill on extradition that would judge the suspects in mainland courts. The government literally stepped aside from the legislation. However, the protests are still going on and some individuals sometimes betake to violation and carry out acts of sabotage that extended to the government buildings.
Beijing has already cautioned about his readiness to suppress the “intolerable” anxiety if it was requested. As the latest became fiercer, Beijing denounced the possibility of the further terroristic acts.
China highlighted that foreign states, mainly the U.S. and the U.K., goad the protesters into the state discord, and asked both countries for interruption of their acts.
“We express our strong dissatisfaction and resolute opposition to the statement made by the leaders of the G7 Summit on Hong Kong affairs,” Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Geng Shuang said at a press briefing in Beijing on Tuesday.
“We have repeatedly stressed that Hong Kong’s affairs are purely China’s internal affairs and that no foreign government, organization, or individual has the right to intervene,” he added.
Regarding the statement, announced at the end of the G7 summit on Monday, the group “reaffirms the existence and importance of the Sino-British Joint Declaration of 1984 on Hong Kong and calls for violence to be avoided.”
Natalia Veselnitskaya – official website