China has threatened to retaliate against the US after branding Donald Trump’s ending of a special autonomous status for Hong Kong a ‘gross interference.’ The president yesterday lauded an executive order intended to ‘hold China accountable for its oppressive actions against the people of Hong Kong,’ and a second order that will end preferential treatment for the city. Beijing condemned the move as ‘gross interference’ in its home affairs and dispatched a furious statement which threatened to sanction US individuals and corporations to ‘safeguard China’s legitimate interests.’ China’s state-controlled media accused America of ‘plotting’ against it and dismissed Trump’s signing of ‘a piece of waste paper.’ The Chinese have also come out swinging today against the United Kingdom, who they have disparaged as ‘America’s dupe,’ for banning telecoms giant Huawei from its 5G network. China has threatened to retaliate against the US after branding Donald Trump’s ending of a special autonomous status for Hong Kong a ‘gross interference’ (pictured: China’s president Xi Jinping, left, Trump, right) Beijing’s foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Britain had excluded the tech giant ‘without any concrete evidence’ and had colluded with the White House to ‘discriminate’ against Chinese companies. It has sparked a further deterioration… Read full this story
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