China Suspends Hong Kong Visits by US Military Ships, Aircraft

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China Suspends Hong Kong Visits by U.S. Military Ships, Aircraft

(Source: Xinhua; pub­lished Dec. 03, 2019)

BEIJING — The Chinese gov­ern­ment has decid­ed to sus­pend review­ing appli­ca­tions to vis­it Hong Kong by U.S. mil­i­tary ships and air­craft start­ing Monday, for­eign min­istry spokesper­son Hua Chunying said.

China will also take sanc­tions against some U.S. non-gov­ern­men­tal orga­ni­za­tions (NGOs) for their role in the dis­tur­bances in Hong Kong, Hua said at a press con­fer­ence.

The NGOs include the National Endowment for Democracy, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, International Republican Institute, Human Rights Watch and Freedom House.

A lot of facts and evi­dence have shown that the afore­men­tioned NGOs sup­port­ed anti-China riot­ers in Hong Kong in var­i­ous ways, abet­ted their extreme and vio­lent crim­i­nal behav­ior and incit­ed sep­a­ratist activ­i­ties for “Hong Kong inde­pen­dence”, Hua said, adding that these orga­ni­za­tions bear major respon­si­bil­i­ties for Hong Kong’s chaot­ic sit­u­a­tion and should be sanc­tioned and pay their price.

The spokesper­son said the United States has seri­ous­ly vio­lat­ed the inter­na­tion­al law and basic norms gov­ern­ing inter­na­tion­al rela­tions, and inter­fered in China’s inter­nal affairs by sign­ing the so-called Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 into law despite China’s firm oppo­si­tion.

“China urges the U.S. to cor­rect its mis­take and stop med­dling in Hong Kong affairs or inter­fer­ing in China’s oth­er inter­nal affairs by any word and act,” Hua said.

China will take fur­ther nec­es­sary actions in accor­dance with the devel­op­ment of the sit­u­a­tion to firm­ly defend the sta­bil­i­ty and pros­per­i­ty of Hong Kong and safe­guard nation­al sov­er­eign­ty, secu­ri­ty and devel­op­ment inter­ests, she said.

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Source: Defense Aerospace

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