China said on Monday U.S. attempts to harm Chinese interests will be met with firm countermeasures, criticizing a U.S. decision to begin ending special treatment for Hong Kong.

  • China’s parliament last week voted to move forward with imposing national security legislation on Hong Kong.
  • President Donald Trump ordered his administration to begin the process of eliminating special U.S. treatment for Hong Kong.
  • Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said China firmly opposed the U.S. steps.
  • Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said, “Any words or actions by the U.S. that harm China’s interests will meet with China’s firm counterattack.”
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