China imposes sanctions on US organizations

 China said on Monday it had imposed sanctions on a number of US non-governmental organizations in response to the adoption of a Hong Kong law supporting demonstrators.

"The United States recently passed the Law on the Protection of Human Rights and Democracy in Hong Kong, ignoring China's protest. This is a serious violation of international law and basic standards of international relations, as well as interference in China's internal affairs.

Beijing has expressed strong protest in this regard. In response, China decided to impose sanctions on a number of US non-governmental organizations, including the National Democratic Institute, Human Rights Watch, and Freedom House.

On Thursday, US President Donald Trump signed a law supporting the protesters and banning the export of some equipment to police in Hong Kong, which has been under protests since June.

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ANHA 


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