China said Monday it would sanction U.S.-based nonprofits including the National Endowment for Democracy and Human Rights Watch in retaliation for the United States passing legislation in support of Hong Kong’s protesters. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying did not give details about the sanctions or articulate how the nonprofits’ operations will be affected in the semiautonomous city, where many maintain regional offices to conduct China-related work. China will also suspend rest-and-recuperation visits to Hong Kong by U.S. military ships and aircraft, Hua said, adding that China could take further retaliatory moves. The comments were a stark warning toward organizations that China sees as aligned with Washington — and the first salvo in what Beijing has promised to be “forceful” retaliation to the United States […]