"The Chinese Communist Party's willingness to break its treaty obligations on Hong Kong shows the world that Beijing can not be trusted to honor any agreements", said Sasse, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, in a May 30 press release from his office.
Chinese officials and state media have seized on news of the protests sweeping the U.S., comparing the widespread unrest to the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong and accusing Washington of hypocrisy. "The dilemma for Washington is that the things that they are going to do will punish Hong Kong rather than China directly".
The US decision to quit the Geneva-based agency comes amid growing tension between the United States and China over the coronavirus outbreak.
North Korea has repeatedly supported China in the past, embracing the "one country, two systems" policy.
Early last week, Pompeo certified that Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from China while reporting to Congress for its annual review under the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019.
Mr. Trump's statement on Hong Kong wasn't perceived as overly negative, likely because it didn't contain concrete measures on the phase-one trade deal or on Hong Kong sanctions, said Martin Hennecke, Asia investment director with St. James's Place Wealth Management. Such a move would suggest that "China is predicting the upcoming USA election means that President Trump's bark will be worse than his bite". Semiconductor products accounted for 70 percent of Korea's $31.9 billion exports to Hong Kong past year.
The president flagged that sanctions would be imposed on Chinese and Hong Kong officials who were believed by the U.S.to be involved in eroding the city's autonomy.
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The Law Council reiterates the concerns expressed by the Hong Kong Bar Association in questioning the legality of the proposed laws, and fears that the new laws will be absorbed into Hong Kong's Basic Law by way of decree from the Chief Executive.
Hong Kong Security Minister John Lee told reporters Saturday that Hong Kong would move forward with the law, despite Trump's decision.
Demosisto, an advocacy group led by prominent young Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong, said the security law will be "the death of freedom in Hong Kong". "Ultimately for China, quelling dissent in Hong Kong is more important than retaining the special privileges offered from the United States".
Hong Kong's benchmark gained more than 3% and Shanghai and Tokyo rose more than 1%.
But China's state media pushed back, saying this would hurt the United States more than China.
Chinese President Xi Jinping (facing camera) and his USA counterpart Donald Trump are pictured before a photo session at a Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires on November 30, 2018.
Its shares rose almost 9% after it said it would be opening stores in coming weeks in response to loosening government lockdowns.
It also feeds into the prevailing view in Beijing that all of the Trump administration's actions are created to stop China's rejuvenation and its elevation to what it sees as its rightful place at the top of the global hierarchy.