China’s Central Government and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government will undoubtedly retaliate if the United States imposes sanctions, an official said on Wednesday.
“Some people in the United States have indeed gone too far by engaging in yet another round of bullying,’’ Zhang Xiaoming, deputy head of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, told a news conference.
Zhang said that the special economic status of the HKSAR, including its standing as a global financial hub, has been earned through decades of hard work by generations of people in Hong Kong.
According to him, such a status is recognised by the world and is also underpinned by the HKSAR Basic Law.
“The HKSAR’s long-term prosperity and stability are dependent on its comparative advantages in business environment and financial system.
“Also on the momentum of the mainland’s economic development and the central authorities’ support.
“We are full of confidence in Hong Kong’s future,’’ Zhang said.
Edited By: Abiodun Oluleyeand Isaac Aregbesola (NAN)
- Barca’s Pique calls for wholesale changes after “shameful” defeat
- INEC seeks stakeholders collaboration in instituting electoral transparency
- Bayern Munich must stay grounded in spite of Barca demolition, coach says
- FC Barcelona’s Umtiti tests positive for COVID-19
- Bauchi Gov. condoles family of murdered lawmaker, Mante
- Football united behind Infantino, FIFA general secretary says
- Council approves health care provision fund guideline
- Labour ministry denies complicity in human trafficking
- UN ‘strongly condemns’ rights abuses in Cameroon
- Tourism operators reveal Top 10 romantic destinations for honeymoon in Nigeria