China Summons US envoy, Asks US to Refrain From Applying Bill That Supports Hong Kong's pro-Democracy Movement
Chinese vice foreign minister Le Yucheng lodged a 'strong protest' with US Ambassador Terry Branstad and demanded that the United States 'correct its mistakes and change course'.
Chinese President Xi Jinping in Shanghai, China. (Image: Reuters/File)
Beijing: China's foreign ministry summoned the US ambassador on Thursday, urging Washington to refrain from applying a bill supporting Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement to "avoid further damage" to relations.
Chinese vice foreign minister Le Yucheng lodged a "strong protest" with Ambassador Terry Branstad and demanded that the United States "correct its mistakes and change course", the ministry said in a statement.
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