The United States describes China's move in Hong Kong as a direct attack on self government

The United States describes China's move in Hong Kong as a direct attack on self government
On Friday, the United States condemned a new veto power proposed by China over Hong Kong's choice of lawmakers, describing it as a direct attack on the city's autonomy and demanding Beijing to reverse course.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Ned Price told reporters that the proposed measures are a direct attack on Hong Kong's autonomy, Hong Kong freedoms and democratic processes.

He said the move violated Hong Kong's Basic Law, which came into effect in 1997 when Britain handed over the financial position to China.

If implemented, these measures will greatly undermine Hong Kong's democratic institutions and directly conflict with the clear recognition in the Basic Law that Hong Kong elections should advance towards universal suffrage, Price said.

We call on the People's Republic of China to fulfill its international obligations and commitments and to work in accordance with the Basic Law of Hong Kong, he said, referring to the People's Republic of China.

The United States stands with the people of Hong Kong who seek nothing but the universal rights that they deserve.

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