The Senate Will Reconsider Relations Between The US And China In Case You Continue To Pressure China To Hong Kong
The leader of the Republican majority of the Senate of Congress, Mitch McConnell (from Kentucky), said that Washington will review the us-Chinese relations if China continues to put pressure on Hong Kong. This was reported by Reuters on Friday, citing a statement from McConnell.
"Further pressure from Beijing [on Hong Kong] will only increase the interest of the Senate in reviewing the relationship between the US and China," the Agency quotes the leader of the Republican majority in the upper house of Congress.
Assistant to the US President for national security Robert O'Brien on Fox News expressed confidence that the United States will use economic leverage if China accepts and implements the law on the mechanism for protecting national security in Hong Kong.
Earlier, the South China Morning Post newspaper, citing sources, reported that the Central authorities of the people's Republic of China will soon prepare a draft law on ensuring national security in Hong Kong since the authorities of this special administrative region have not been able to develop and adopt an appropriate act for many years. The new law is expected to prohibit any subversive activity directed against the Central government of the people's Republic of China, manifestations of terrorism, separatism, and foreign interference in Hong Kong's Affairs. At the same time, it will be adopted directly by Beijing, without any participation of Hong Kong lawmakers.