The US President Donald Trump has been warned by Russia to back off from China, after the US are planning a response to the proposed national security legislation by Beijing in Hong Kong.
The region is on the brink of war as the Chinese President Xi Jingping is preparing his military for an attack and also Hong Kong has erupted.
Xi sent a chilling warning to the world as he said, China are now stepping up their preparedness for military combat, whilst attending a plenary meeting of the delegation of the People’s Liberation Army and People’s Armed Police Force at the annual session of parliament.
The statement was released by Reuters on Monday after China has seen increased attacks over the coronavirus pandemic.
The Chinese Parliament are set to introduce a new security law on Thursday which will compromise the independent legal status of Hong Kong, which has seen much demonstrations.
Furthermore, the Chinese plans to pass this new legislation raises serious questions over the special economic status for the US under legislation.
The US President said: “We’re doing something now. I think you’ll find it very interesting.
“I’ll be talking about it over the next couple of days.”
When asked will this involve any sanctions, the US president replied, “No, it’s something you’re going to be hearing about before the end of the week, very powerfully I think.”
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, blasted Washington for getting involved in China’s matters.
CGTN, Lavrov said, “The issues that (the US) is now hyping concerting Hong Kong are related to the internal affairs of China.
“We have experienced this more than once, and, unfortunately, what the United States is saying now about China does not surprise us, although, in general, this is, of course, unprecedented.”
China has threatened the US if they are punished in any way as they are set to pass the new security laws in Hong Kong.
The security chief said the new laws will help to “defeat terrorism,” referring to thousands of students taking to the streets to protest against authorities, which are often violent.
Foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told reporters on Monday, that China will retaliate in kind to any punishment from the US.
Lijian said, “If the US insists on hurting China’s interests, China will have to take every necessary measure to counter and oppose this.”
Robert O’Brien said in an interview with NBC that, “It looks like with this national security law they’re going to basically take over Hong Kong and if they do … Secretary [of State Mike] Pompeo will likely be unable to certify that Hong Kong maintains a high degree of autonomy.
“And if that happens there will be sanctions that will be imposed on Hong Kong and China.”
On Sunday, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned that “taking China-US relations hostage and pushing our two countries to the brink of a new Cold War.”