Washington has threatened sanctions by Beijing for Hong Kong

the United States may impose sanctions against China, said the adviser to the U.S. President for national security Robert O’brien. In an interview with NBC he said that if Beijing “grab” Hong Kong, denying his authority, America can impose on China a number of sanctions.

under the terms of the Sino-British Declaration signed in 1984, Hong Kong retains a degree of autonomy and their way of life until 2047. Earlier it was reported that the bill on national security developed specifically for Hong Kong, provides for the prohibition of subversive and separatist activities, prohibited any kind of incitement to overthrow the Central government of China.

on Friday, U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said that any decision of the PRC, which will affect the autonomy and freedom of Hong Kong, will lead to a response from the United States. According to him, the United States condemns the inclusion in the agenda of vsekitajsky meeting of national representatives (NPC), China’s draft law on national security of Hong Kong. The Secretary of state called it a “death knell” of the autonomy of the region. He added that “it is hard to imagine that Hong Kong will be able to remain the financial center of Asia, if China captures it.”

the head of the administration of Hong Kong Carrie Lam expressed support for consideration of the bill, stating that its adoption will not affect the rights and freedoms of Hong Kong residents.