China warns of resolute response if Britain imposes sanctions against its officials July 20, 2020
ISLAMABAD-China says it will respond resolutely to any attempt by Britain to sanction Chinese officials following the imposition of a security law in Hong Kong.
Chinese ambassador in London Liu Xiaoming said in a statement that if UK government goes that far to impose sanctions on any individual, China will certainly make a resolute response to it.
Earlier this month Britain introduced a new sanctions regime to target individuals it says are involved in human rights abuses or organised crime.
Some lawmakers in Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party have said the sanctions should be used to target Chinese officials.