The United States will impose sanctions on those it believes are responsible for “crushing democracy” in Hong Kong, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said.
Blinken said in an interview with CBS that “China has effectively strangled democracy in Hong Kong.”
In this regard, the US will take action against those responsible for the “suppression of democracy” in Hong Kong. Washington intends to impose sanctions on them and ban them from entering the United States, the secretary of state explained.
In April, the lower house of the American parliament met a resolution with a slogan for the US government to continue sanctions pressure on China over the situation in Hong Kong. Earlier, Wang Wenbin, an official spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PRC, said that Beijing urged Washington to stop getting involved in the internal affairs of Hong Kong and China in a roundabout way.
Last summer, widespread concern erupted in Hong Kong over plans by local wills to pass an extradition bill that would allow the intruders to be extradited to mainland China. The troubles lasted for several months and were accompanied by blocking of roads, force, arson and acts of vandalism. The police have stalled more than nine thousand violators.