China's Foreign Ministry on Friday issued a fact sheet on U.S. intervention in the affairs of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and how the U.S. supported anti-China forces in Hong Kong.
The sheet highlighted five aspects of the U.S.' intervention, including enacting Hong Kong-related acts, imposing sanctions in an attempt to obstruct the implementation of the national security law in Hong Kong, making unfounded charges against Hong Kong affairs, shielding and supporting anti-China forces, and colluding with some countries to exert pressure on Hong Kong.
In the first part of the sheet, it mentioned several acts signed by then U.S. President Donald Trump, a resolution introduced by Gregory Meeks, chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the U.S. House of Representatives, and several other ill-intentioned bills regarding Hong Kong which is still running the process in the U.S. Congress.
The so-called Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 and the Hong Kong Autonomy Act signed separately in 2019 and 2020 are mentioned in the sheet.
In the content about U.S.'s sanctions on Hong Kong, 14 items of facts are covered in the sheet. Time ranges from 29 May last year when then U.S. President Trump announced revocation of the special status and preferential economic treatment for Hong Kong.
The latest sanction is on 16 July 2021 when the U.S. Department of State, Department of Commerce, Department of Homeland Security and Department of Treasury jointly issued a so-called "Hong Kong Business Advisory" on the ground of the Hong Kong National Security Law and closing of Apple Daily.
The act is an attempt to cast doubt over Hong Kong's business environment as well as the development of Hong Kong and the prospects of "One Country, Two Systems" in Hong Kong, the sheet said.
Listing facts related with making unfounded charges against Hong Kong affairs and law enforcement actions taken by Hong Kong police, the sheet said the behaviors are an attempt to undermine Hong Kong's prosperity and stability.
Trump, then U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, then U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other high-level U.S. officials are mentioned in this part.
As for shielding and supporting those who are opposed to China and attempt to destabilize Hong Kong, the sheet said the U.S. is providing platforms for them to advocate "Hong Kong independence" and spread political disinformation.
The U.S. justified the acts of those lawbreakers by twisting facts and misleading the public, said the sheet.
The U.S. teaming up with allies to interfere in Hong Kong affairs and make irresponsible comments by such means as joint statements is also listed in the sheet.
For example, foreign ministers of the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada issued a joint statement on Hong Kong on May 28 last year and foreign ministers of the United States and other G7 countries and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy issued a joint statement on Hong Kong on March 12 this year.
Such actions is to slander the central government's policy on Hong Kong, undermine the "One Country, Two Systems" framework, and curtail the rights and freedoms of the people of Hong Kong, according to the sheet.