CHINA US sanctions will become world's laughingstock: spokesperson

CHINA

US sanctions will become world's laughingstock: spokesperson

Xinhua

23:21, August 09, 2020

HONG KONG, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) - The Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) said Sunday that the recent so-called U.S. sanctions against Chinese officials will eventually become the laughingstock of the world.

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Hong Kong (File photo: CFP)

The hegemonic acts of the United States have drawn widespread, strong condemnation in Hong Kong and have been considered bullying and unreasonable by the mainstream public opinion, a spokesperson of the liaison office said in a statement.

Netizens have expressed support for the firm stance of central government agencies responsible for Hong Kong affairs and the HKSAR government, and have described the so-called U.S. sanctions as a bluff without tangible effects, the spokesperson said, adding that interactions of related topics on social media have reached 7.12 million.

The strong public opinion once again proved that the Chinese people will not be intimidated and the so-called sanctions are nothing but a joke, the spokesperson said.  

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