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China Vs U.S.A: China Threatens Retaliation Over U.S. Moves On Hong Kong

by Amadu Victor
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Last week president Trump issued a proclamation banning Chinese post-graduate students and researchers from entering the U.S, stating that they were being used by the People Liberation Army of China to steal technology and intellectual property from America.

This was not Trump’s only action toward Beijing last week, he also gave orders to his administration officials to begin work on the process of removing U.S. special treatment for Hong Kong, a move made to punish China.

These moves by the U.S. president towards China seems to be getting too much, as on Monday the Chinese government issued warnings to America that they will retaliate anymore attempts by the U.S. government to harm China’s interest.

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said China firmly opposed the U.S. steps. “The announced measures severely interfere with China’s internal affairs, damage U.S.-China relations, and will harm both sides. China is firmly opposed to this,” Zhao told reporters during a regular briefing.

OYOGist.com reports


OYOGist.com reports

“Any words or actions by the U.S. that harm China’s interests will meet with China’s firm counterattack,” he said.

According to Goldman Sachs, Policy makers in China would likely wait to see how the U.S goes about implementing Its policy against Hong Kong before they retaliate with their own.

Trump’s latest announcement on Hong Kong is not new, as his administration has been targeting China for long time, Chinese companies like Huawei and ZTE have come under sanctions over their 5G, and he even accused the Chinese of being the mastermind behind the coronavirus; referring to it earlier on as the ‘Wuhan virus’,a reference China strongly opposed.

The Hong Kong government which is heavily backed by China Communist Party, has warned the U.S that any withdrawal of special economic privileges afforded to Hong Kong by the U.S will greatly affect American companies operating in the country

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