Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday U.S. legislation supporting protesters may damage business confidence in the financial hub, as she announced a fourth round of relief measures to boost the city's battered economy. USA legislative action supporting Hong Kong protests and condemning the camps for ethnic Muslim minorities in the Western Chinese region of Xinjiang have also angered Beijing.
"They shoulder some responsibility for the chaos in Hong Kong and they should be sanctioned and pay the price", Ms Hua said, without specifying what form the measures would take.
Hong Kong's Commissioner of Police Chris Tang will visit Beijing on Friday to discuss the security situation, his first such visit since his appointment last month.
Under the new U.S. law, Washington would be allowed to impose sanctions on Hong Kong or even suspend the city's special trading status over what it describes as rights violations.
China will ban USA warships and military aircraft from making a stop in Hong Kong in the wake of Washington passed legislation supporting the pro-democracy protesters in the region, the country's Foreign Ministry said on Monday.
"The impact now is on confidence. because corporate will be anxious about the actions the U.S. government may take in the future after they review this legislation", she said. The federal government has previously offered relief of about HK$21 billion ($2.7 billion) to strengthen the economy, mainly the transport, tourism, and retail businesses.
The unrest has hammered retail sales which fell by their steepest on record in October as protests scared off tourists and hit spending.
The list includes the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), National Democratic Institute (NDI) for International Affairs, International Republican Institute, Human Rights Watch, and Freedom House.
He replaced Stephen Lo amid a police siege of anti-government protesters at a university that saw some of the worst violence of the protests. Lam said that Beijing's response is a matter of diplomacy that Hong Kong will follow up in accordance with the central government's instruction.
"China urges the United States to correct its mistakes and stop any words and deeds that interfere in Hong Kong and China's internal affairs", she said. A day earlier, police fired tear gas to disperse thousands of protesters.
During the past six months of pro-democracy demonstrations, authorities had denied requests from the group to hold rallies.