U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo warned China against interference in the Affairs of the American journalists who carry out their activities in Hong Kong. About it reports Reuters.

“These reporters — members of the free journalist society, not agents of propaganda, their valuable messages to inform residents of China and the world,” said Pompeo.

He also noted that any violation of the Autonomous status of Hong Kong could lead to a revision of the US position on the question of the status of the territory.

Hong Kong returned to China in 1997. According to the joint Declaration of PRC and Hong Kong was promised broad autonomy for 50 years. Due to the Autonomous status of Hong Kong enjoyed a special relationship with the United States.

Previously, Pompeo spoke about the investigation of the appearance of coronavirus, and accused China’s unwillingness to provide US with information.