In Hong Kong, commented on the possible sanctions of the USA and other countries
Hong Kong is not afraid of sanctions of the USA and other countries, said at a press conference on Tuesday, the head of administration of Hong Kong Carrie Lam.
Earlier, the Ministry of Commerce announced the suspension Monday of action preferential trade relations with Hong Kong, including the effect of exceptions to export restrictions. U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo in turn, announced that Washington Monday stops the supply of products for the defence sector and dual-use goods to Hong Kong.
"No sanctions are unable to scare us, psychologically we are prepared," she said.
Lam added that, if necessary, in response to such restrictive measures of other countries, China's Central government is likely to take the appropriate countermeasures, and if Beijing is to implement them at the diplomatic level will need assistance to Hong Kong, he is promoting will certainly get.
Hong Kong media reports on Tuesday morning said that the standing Committee of vsekitajsky meeting of national representatives, the highest legislative body of China, unanimously approved the national security bill in Hong Kong. Also in mass media there were assumptions that the law will come into force on 1 July - the day of the 23rd anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong under the jurisdiction of China. Official confirmation of these two messages has yet been received neither from Beijing nor from the local authorities of Hong Kong.
The deputies of vsekitajsky meeting of national representatives of the 13th convocation adopted on may 28, "decision on the establishment and improvement of legal frameworks and enforcement mechanisms to ensure national security in the special administrative region of Hong Kong." The resolution delegated to the standing Committee of the national people's Congress drafting bill on national security specially for Hong Kong. The bill is still in the proposal stage provoked a storm of criticism and discontent among anti-government forces in Hong Kong and a number of Western officials who think that it undermines the autonomy of the special administrative region.
The text of the bill clearly lays down basic obligations of the Central government of China on issues related to national security and the constitutional responsibility of Hong Kong for the maintenance of national security.
The bill rules related to the prevention, suppression and punishment committed in Hong Kong for four types of crimes, including separatist activities, attempts of Subversion of state power, terrorist activities, conspiracy with foreign States, or abroad, with the aim to compromise national security.