Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – The Chinese government today, Friday (9/24/2021) announced its new rules to crack down on agencies that the United States claims to be interfering in Hong Kong’s autonomy issues. Under the regulation, more than 100 institutions and individuals have been blacklisted by Beijing.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said his party would continue to take strong action against those trying to pit Hong Kong against China. He also emphasized that the US must continue to defend itself so as not to engage in issues that are perceived by the Bamboo Curtain Country as its domestic issues.
“The US must not tolerate any force that is anti-China and causes trouble in Hong Kong, or it will only take a rock to hurt someone’s leg,” he told a news conference.
China has mentioned several US figures on its official website which are included in this list. These include House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, President Donald Trump’s Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his successor, Anthony Blinken. In addition, Beijing also detailed examples of US interference since 2019, including the signing of the Hong Kong Autonomy Act in 2020 by President Trump.
However, China’s foreign ministry did not say why the list was released and what punitive action would be taken against those named in the list.
The relationship between China and America itself is considered very hot even during the time of President Joe Biden. Biden had previously criticized Beijing for shutting down the Apple Daily, Hong Kong’s pro-democracy newspaper. Biden called it a symbol of intense repression of the communist state.
The problem still persists in Hong Kong itself. Residents of the Autonomous Region of China want Beijing’s strict control of the region not to be imposed. This is opposed by China on the grounds that the International City, also a former British colony, is still its sovereign territory.
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