Media: U.S. to sell property in Hong Kong amid tensions with China
The US government sells the property in elite districts of Hong Kong amid rising tensions between China and the United States because of the action of the PRC regarding Hong Kong, reports Bloomberg, citing a source in the state Department.
Property, including several residences, located in the heart Shouson hill and is estimated at $ 1.3 billion, the Agency reports citing the website HK01, where ads were placed on sale. It is noted that real estate owned by one of the richest oligarchs of the city.
It is noted that the state Department is also investing in other buildings in Hong Kong belonging to the USA, including the building of the Consulate General.
The US is dissatisfied with China's decision to pass the country's Parliament - the national people's Congress the national people's Congress - the issue of the draft law on the protection of national security in Hong Kong which aimed at the suppression of separatism, terrorism and interference from outside in the Affairs of the district. On Thursday, the deputies of the national people's Congress adopted the relevant resolution. USA considers this a "death knell" of the autonomy of Hong Kong.
The bill, designed especially for Hong Kong, will include a ban on subversive and separatist activities. He suggests a ban on any kind of incitement aimed at the overthrow of the Central government, as well as terrorism and external interference.
UK, Australia, Canada and the United States issued a joint statement which said that the decision of the Chinese authorities about the development of Hong Kong law on national security is contrary to the provisions signed by Britain and China of the Declaration on the autonomy of the region. In turn, the official representative of the Chinese foreign Ministry Zhao Lijiang urged other countries to stop interference in the Affairs of Hong Kong.