Beijing preparing β€˜firm countermeasures’ after US sanctions Chinese officials over Hong Kong

Beijing warned on Tuesday it would take countermeasures, after Washington imposed sanctions on 14 Chinese officials over β€œan assault against Hong Kong’s democratic processes.”

China will takeΒ β€œfirm counter-measures against the malicious actions by the US to safeguard our sovereignty, security, and developmental rights,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters on Tuesday. She also urged Washington to withdraw its decision.

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