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A senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi was out with some comments in the last hour, reiterating that China resolutely opposes US lawmakers passing the Hong Kong Human Rights bill.

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   “¢   China will never allow anyone to destroy Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability.
   “¢   The US has many times interfered with China’s internal affairs.
   “¢   These actions by the US severely damage bilateral relation and do not help world peace and stability.
   “¢   Any challenges to China’s system and development path will be futile and has no future.
   “¢   The US should meet China halfway to build cooperative, stable bilateral relations.
The comments did little to ease market concerns or help recover the risk sentiment, capping the USD/JPY pair’s attempted recovery move from one-week lows.