Pompeo: China measure a 'death knell' for Hong Kong autonomy

Fri 22 May 2020 at 20:19 International

NNA - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday condemned China's effort to take over national security legislation in Hong Kong, calling it "a death knell for the high degree of autonomy" that Beijing had promised the territory

Pompeo called the proposal an effort to "unilaterally and arbitrarily impose national security legislation on Hong Kong."

He said the decision to ignore the will of the people of Hong Kong would be a "death knell for the high degree of autonomy Beijing promised for Hong Kong" under a decades-old agreement known as the Sino-British Joint Declaration.-- Associated Press


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