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China has threatened the US with retaliation for interference in the Affairs of Hong Kong

China is ready to take the necessary countermeasures if the U.S. continues to interfere in the Affairs of Hong Kong, said at a briefing on Friday, foreign Ministry spokesman of China, Zhao Lijiang.

"The U.S. should immediately stop interfering in the Affairs of Hong Kong, if they continue to insist on intervention, China is willing to take the necessary countermeasures," - said the diplomat.

As stated earlier, the US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo, he informed the Congress that Hong Kong "is no longer Autonomous from China", although it provided for the transfer of the territory from Britain to the Chinese authorities in 1997. Estimate the change of Department involves a change in policy towards Hong Kong, but Pompeo did not specify that it could be taken by the administration.

Earlier, the deputies of vsekitajsky meeting of national representatives adopted the "Decision on the establishment and improvement of the legal system and enforcement mechanisms to ensure national security in the special administrative region of Hong Kong." The resolution delegates to the standing Committee of the national people's Congress drafting bill on national security specially for Hong Kong. The newspaper South China Morning Post, citing an informed source reported that the NPC the PC will need about two weeks to make the law, this means that it can enter into force in August.