Residents of Hong Kong are reacting to U.S. sanctions on top Hong Kong officials.
They say if nothing is done urgently, the negative impact on Hong Kong’s economy will be huge. But some activists welcomed the development.
The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on Hong Kong Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, the territory’s current and former police chiefs and eight other top officials for what Washington called their role in curtailing political freedoms in the territory.
The sanctions were imposed under an executive order signed by President Donald Trump last month, to punish China for its moves against dissent in Hong Kong.
The sanctions are the latest in escalating tensions between China and the Trump administration, which have clashed over everything from the coronavirus to TikTok, the popular social media app among teens.