In the crosshairs of the American president is over new law Beijing approved on national security a Hong Kong which, in fact, eliminates the internal dissent penalizing the crimes of sedition, separatism, foreign interference, betrayal and also opening up to the presence of Chinese security agencies in the Perfumed Port, in addition to the deployment of Beijing personnel responsible for defending national security in the former British colony. A move, that of the People’s Republic, also made to try to stem the protest movements that for months, before the spread of the pandemic, marched through the streets of the city. The law sparked new street fights, with 600 arrests.
“China has violated its promise to ensure Hong Kong’s autonomy,” Donald Trump told the White House reiterating that the US administration will begin the process for eliminate exemptions which give the city a special treatment because with the close of Beijing the former British colony “It is no longer autonomous”. In this regard, the State Department will also review the travel alerts for the Perfumed Port. Moreover, Washington it will also identify Hong Kong executives guilty of “erosion of its autonomy” and provide for economic sanctions towards them.
The tightening will also affect i Chinese citizens. Trump added that the US “they will suspend the entrance to those who will be identified by the United States as a possible national security risk. ” And in this regard, the media on Thursday had anticipated that the administration intends cancel visas of thousands of University students and Chinese researchers in the US who have direct ties to universities affiliated to thePeople’s Liberation Army: today on tycoon has announced that it will issue “a directive to make research in American universities safe”.
Also hit the companies of the Dragon listed on Wall StreetTrump added that he ordered a working group to study different practices for Chinese companies in the US stock markets.
Finally, the break with the WHO: “The US will put end their relationship with the world health organization, “he said before adding that US funds will go to other organizations around the world.