The US government has started selling its property in one of the most prestigious areas in Hong Kong, amid tensions between Washington and Beijing.
According to “Bloomberg” agency, the value of American property, including lands and palaces, in the Chosun Hill area on the island of southern Hong Kong is estimated at $ 1.3 billion. The post indicated that the State Department acquired the property in 1948.
A representative of the US State Department said in an email that the US government was selling its property in one of Hong Kong’s most prosperous neighborhoods.
“The office specializing in buying and selling buildings abroad at the (US) State Department regularly reviews foreign real estate holdings of the United States government as part of its global reinvestment program,” the representative added.
Earlier, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and the United States announced in a joint statement that the decision of the authorities of the People’s Republic of China to establish a law for national security for Hong Kong contradicts the provisions of the Declaration of Autonomy for the region signed by Britain and China.
Last Thursday, the National People’s Congress, the country’s main legislature, approved the civil bill, for the first time in the history of the People’s Republic of China, according to the voting results.