Chinese officials and state media have seized on news of the protests sweeping the USA, comparing the widespread unrest to the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong and accusing Washington of hypocrisy.
Amnesty International has also expressed concern about the banning of the Honk Kong vigil.
The Office of the Commissioner of the Chinese Foreign Ministry in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on Monday slammed the United States for smearing "one country, two systems" and Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy, and stressed that the USA threat or sanction will not intimidate the Chinese people including Hong Kong compatriots.
Signatories included pro-China celebrities like Jackie Chan, Alan Tam, Wong Cho Lam, and Raymond Wong. These measures effectively broke the chain of transmission, made a tremendous contribution in maintaining global public health security and has been widely praised by the worldwide community, said Zhao.
More than 300,000 Hongkongers are now eligible for the passport, which entitles them to consular assistance but no citizenship, in a move that London has always said was demanded by Beijing during handover negotiations.
Last year, Trump approved legislation stating that Hong Kong residents may not be denied visas because they have been subjected to politically motivated arrest, detention, or other "adverse" government action.
Hong Kong has managed to keep the virus mostly in check, with just over 1,000 infections and four deaths.
China's move drew sharp criticism from western democracies, including the U.S., which announced it would begin revoking Hong Kong's preferential trade treatment as the city was "no longer autonomous" from China. "Exercise suspicion", he wrote.
The alliance called on residents to instead light a candle at 8pm on Thursday and observe one minute of silence wherever they can.
The spokesperson emphasized that Hong Kong is part of China and the Chinese government is rock-firm in safeguarding national sovereignty, security and development interests, in implementing the "one country, two systems" principle, and in opposing any external interference in Hong Kong affairs.
Rights groups and medics said the situation amounted to a humanitarian crisis, as police detained medical staff trying to help sick and injured protesters. "Hong Kong's status as a financial centre will undoubtedly diminish, to the benefit of Shanghai, Singapore and probably London", he adds.
Photo: AP Photo alt=China has introduced a national security law for Hong Kong as it claims the anti-government protests in the financial hub endanger the country.
Police said such a gathering would be a "major threat to public health" amid the coronavirus pandemic.
On Sunday, Hu said Hong Kong protesters were "obviously" behind the American demonstrations.
Seven former foreign secretaries have written a letter to the British government urging the United Kingdom to take the lead in coordinating an global response to the crisis in Hong Kong, local media reported on Monday. "As for this June 4, I know the people of Hong Kong will make their own arrangement to commemorate", she said in comments reported by RTHK.
Reported by Lu Xi and Man Hoi-tsan for RFA's Mandarin and Cantonese Services. Translated and edited by Luisetta Mudie.
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