China to impose visa restrictions on certain U.S. individuals

Added On June 30, 2020

 China has decided to impose visa restrictions on U.S. individuals who have acted maliciously on issues related to Hong Kong.

A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson made the remarks at a press briefing in response to the U.S. imposition of visa restrictions on Chinese officials.
SOUNDBITE: ZHAO LIJIAN, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson
"Hong Kong affairs are purely China's internal affairs, and allow for no foreign interference. The Chinese government is determined in safeguarding national sovereignty, security and development interests, implementing the "one country, two systems" principle, and opposing external interference in Hong Kong affairs. The U.S. attempt to obstruct China's national security legislation for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region by adopting so-called sanctions will be to no avail."
In response to the passing of the so-called Hong Kong Autonomy Act and other Hong Kong-related bills by the U.S. Senate, Zhao said separatist forces intending to disrupt Hong Kong can clamor as they like and anti-China external forces may try to exert pressure, but neither will stop China's resolute action to advance the legislation.