Live: Carrie Lam speaks to media in a weekly news briefing

Chief Executive of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam speaks to the media in a weekly news briefing.

On Monday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying stated that China decided to take a series of actions in response to United States' signing into law the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019. She added China decided to suspend the review of the request for U.S. maritime vessels visiting Hong Kong and sanction several U.S. NGOs including the National Endowment for Democracy, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, International Republican Institute, Human Rights Watch, and Freedom House, effective Monday.