China will introduce visa restrictions for US officials interfering in the affairs of Hong Kong, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China Zhao Lijian.
“Of course, this is a new measure. We have decided to impose visa restrictions on American people who have bad intentions on the issue regarding Hong Kong, ”Lijian said.
The representative noted that the persons against whom sanctions would be imposed “instinctively themselves know” about it.
The United States previously imposed sanctions on Chinese Communist Party officials for “undermining Hong Kong’s autonomy and violating human rights.” Washington accuses China of developing a bill to protect Hong Kong, drafted by the Chinese parliament, to eliminate the region’s high autonomy.