China announced on Tuesday that it would fight back after the United States announced it would end the export of sensitive military items to Hong Kong in response to a controversial national security law in the city.
Beijing on Tuesday adopted the radical law for Hong Kong, whose critics and many Western governments fear to stifle the freedoms of the financial center and to drain its autonomy.
“US attempts to prevent China from advancing Hong Kong’s national security legislation through so-called sanctions will never prevail,” said Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian.
“In response to the illegal actions of the United States, China will take the necessary countermeasures.”
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that the United States is ending the export of sensitive military items to Hong Kong because Washington “can no longer distinguish between the export of controlled items to Hong Kong or to mainland China. “
The State Department will end all exports to Hong Kong on its controlled list, which includes items ranging from advanced munitions to military equipment that already require the green light from the administration and Congress.
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