China slams US response to HK security law as ‘gangster logic’


DM Monitoring

HONG KONG: China accused the United States of “gangster logic” after US President Donald Trump ordered an end to Hong Kong’s special status under US law in response to Beijing’s imposition of new security legislation on the former British colony.
Beijing’s Liaison Office in the Asian financial hub said the move would only damage US interests while having little impact on Hong Kong. “Unreasonable meddling and shameless threats by the United States are typical gangster logic and bullying behaviour,” the office said in a statement late on Wednesday.
The Beijing-drafted law punishes what China broadly defines as subversion, secession, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces with up to life in prison.