China official in Hong Kong says US sanctions, business advisory have “despicable intention”, East Asia News & Top Stories


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HONG KONG (REUTERS) - China's foreign ministry branch in Hong Kong said new US sanctions on Chinese officials and its updated business advisory on the city are "extremely rude" and "extremely unreasonable" bullying acts with "despicable intention". The United States imposed sanctions on Friday (July 16) on seven Chinese officials over Beijing's crackdown on democracy in Hong Kong, Washington's latest effort to hold China accountable for what it calls an erosion of rule of law in the former British colony. The Biden administration also issued an advisory on Friday to warn US businesses about risks to their operations and activities...