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Amid intensifying US-China diplomatic tensions, China’s Foreign Ministry urged the US to immediately stop interfering in the country’s internal affairs.

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“China firmly opposes and strongly condemns the US’s plans to sanction those involved in arrests in Hong Kong.”

“China will take all necessary measures to safeguard sovereignty. “

“US will pay a heavy price for wrongdoing.”

This comes after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo threatened sanctions and other restrictions on those involved in the arrest of over 50 people in Hong Kong. Among those arrested was American lawyer John Clancey, 

“The United States will consider sanctions and other restrictions on any and all individuals and entities involved in executing this assault on the Hong Kong people,” Pompeo said.