China: US trying to stir the pot in Hong Kong

Friday, 06. August 2021 07:37

The Chinese Foreign Ministry accused on Friday the United States of trying to interfere in Hong Kong's internal affairs by offering the region's citizens a longer stay amid the political crisis in their country.

The ministry slammed the move as a "plot to oppose China and stir up trouble in the city." "Those who are disturbing the HKSAR [Hong Kong Special Administrative Region] and containing China will find themselves in a dead-end, and they are like ants trying to shake a big tree and are doomed to fail. We urge the US to pull back immediately and give up the delusion!" it said.

Earlier this week, US President Joe Biden announced his administration will offer an 18-month "deferral of removal" for Hong Kongers that reside in the North American country to avoid potential persecution under China's national security law.

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