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Beijing Vows Retaliation for US Removing Preferential Treatment for Hong Kong

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The warning comes on the heels of reports that lawmakers in mainland China approved the contentious security law which will allow authorities to crack down on…
China has threatened with retaliation against the United States’ desision to strip Hong Kong of its special status amid a spike in tensions over a new security law.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian did not elaborate on the possible measures in making the announcement on Tuesday.
The Hong Kong-based newspaper SCMP and broadcaster RTHK report that Chinese lawmakers have unanumously approved the law, which China says is meant to safeguard national security but many in Hong Kong fear will encroach on the territory’s unique freedoms.

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