Ross added that the further actions to eliminate differential treatment for Hong Kong were also being evaluated, as Washington steps up pressure on China over its decision to impose security legislation on Hong Kong.
According to reports, China passed the national security law for Hong Kong on Tuesday.
The legislation pushes Beijing further along a collision course with the United States, Britain and other Western governments, which have said it erodes the high degree of Autonomy enjoyed by the global financial hub.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that the USA was ending the export of sensitive military items to Hong Kong because Washington "can no longer distinguish between the export of controlled items to Hong Kong or to mainland China".
"In response to the US's wrongful actions, China will take necessary countermeasures".
The Global Times is published by the People's Daily, the official newspaper of China's ruling Communist Party.More news: India bans TikTok in purge of 59 Chinese apps
The national security legislation has been condemned internationally as a threat to Hong Kong's autonomy as promised under the "one country, two systems" terms of the former British colony's handover to Chinese control in 1997.
The new law would "severely impact" freedom, democracy and human rights in Hong Kong, Taiwan's cabinet said in a statement on Tuesday, adding that the democratic island would continue to offer help to Hong Kong people.
A draft of the law has not yet been published.
On June 20, the NPC standing committee released more details about the draft proposal: Beijing would have jurisdiction over certain cases under exceptional circumstances, the regime would also establish a national security agency in the city, and the chief executive-a position now held by pro-Beijing leader Carrie Lam-would appoint judges to hear national security-related cases.
Wong, who also announced his resignation from his secretary-general position in the party, wrote that he will continue to exercise his beliefs in his personal capacity, in the face of an "uncertain future" with the national security law. Senior judges now allocate rosters up through Hong Kong's independent judicial system. It remains unclear whether specific activities are to be made illegal or how they will be defined or punished.
China's top legislative body approved a national security law on Tuesday for Hong Kong that will bring China's feared state security police to the city and criminalize secession, subversion, terrorism, and collusion with foreign forces, Hong Kong media reports said.More news: Three free PS4 games announced
Authorities in Beijing and Hong Kong have repeatedly said the legislation is aimed at a few "troublemakers" and will not affect rights and freedoms, nor investor interests.
In Hong Kong, large-scale demonstrations sparked by a now-withdrawn extradition bill with mainland China morphed into an anti-government movement past year, with protesters seeking a probe into police use of force.
The SCMP, citing "police insiders", said about 4,000 officers will be on stand by on Wednesday to handle any unrest if people defy the ban.
Hong Kong is one of many developing conflicts between Beijing and Washington, on top of trade issues, the South China Sea and the coronavirus pandemic.
"It really is to warn people: Do not cross those red lines, you can not ask for Hong Kong independence and we do not tolerate terrorist acts like what happened a year ago during the social unrest", Bernard Chan, a convener of Hong Kong's advisory Executive Council, said in an interview with Bloomberg Television on Monday (June 29).
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