China blasts 'crazy' US sanctions over Hong Kong
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The Trump administration on Monday froze any US assets and barred travel to the United States for 14 vice chairs of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, which spearheaded a tough new security law in Hong Kong.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington was holding Beijing accountable for its "unrelenting assault against Hong Kong's democratic processes."
"The Chinese government and people express strong indignation over and strongly condemn the United States' rude, unreasonable, crazy and vile behaviour," Hua said at a regular press briefing on Tuesday.
China's rubber-stamp parliament pushed through the draconian new security law in June.
China says the law and prosecution of critics is needed to restore stability after last year's huge and often violent protests.
On Monday, Hong Kong police cited the law to arrest three people who last month chanted slogans at a university campus.