The US is attempting to play the “Hong Kong card” to undermine Beijing and doesn’t actually care in regards to the folks, China’s international ministry has mentioned, in response to US President Joe Biden’s provide of a ‘protected haven’ for Hong Kongers.
On Thursday, Biden informed the Division of Homeland Safety to implement a “deferral of elimination” for as much as 18 months for 1000’s of Hong Kong residents at the moment staying within the US.
In a memo, the president accused China of assaulting Hong Kong’s autonomy, of “undermining its remaining democratic processes and establishments”, and of proscribing educational freedom, and freedom of the press. “The US is not going to waver in our help of the folks in Hong Kong,” he pledged.
Biden’s provide of a ‘protected haven’ exposes Washington’s “sinister intention” to play the “Hong Kong card” to include town’s improvement and to undermine China, the Hong Kong department of China’s Ministry of Overseas Affairs mentioned in an announcement on Friday.
Nonetheless, the folks in China and Hong Kong, particularly, see by this “shameless political manipulation” by the People and that’s why “it’s doomed to fail,” it mentioned.
The US isn’t standing with Hong Kong, however solely with “a small group of anti-China troublemakers”, the ministry insisted.
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Greater than 100 activists and opposition politicians have been arrested underneath the Hong Kong Nationwide Safety Regulation, launched by Beijing within the self-governed metropolis after a wave of protests in 2019. Again then, the folks’s anger over a deliberate extradition invoice that will enable China to safe rendition of Hong Kong people accused of crimes on the mainland grew right into a wider motion, demanding democratic reforms and autonomy from China.
The controversial legislation, which criminalized secession, subversion and collusion with international forces, confronted worldwide condemnation and was described by the critics as a Beijing’s instrument to crackdown on dissent within the metropolis.
The assertion defended the Nationwide Safety Regulation, insisting that it solely focused a restricted variety of perpetrators, who endangered nationwide safety, whereas permitting to “restore stability” within the metropolis and contributing to its financial progress.
Hong Kong is an integral a part of China consistent with the ‘one nation, two techniques’ coverage, the assertion recalled, including that Beijing will at all times oppose makes an attempt by exterior forces to intervene in its inside affairs.
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Town was a British colony earlier than turning into a particular administrative area of China in 1997. Earlier this yr, London supplied Hong Kongers new visas that offered them with a cross to UK citizenship. Britain mentioned that it was fulfilling its historic and ethical dedication to the folks of Hong Kong, having seen that the Nationwide Safety Regulation violated the settlement underneath which the territory was handed again to China. Beijing responded to the transfer by saying that it’s going to not acknowledge the particular British Nationwide Abroad (BNO) passport, owned by many in Hong Kong, as a journey doc.
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