Pompeo Calls New Hong Kong Law Disastrous

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called the new Hong Kong security laws “arbitrary” and “disastrous”. He said it could affect relations with the city-state.

China plans to establish and deploy national security agencies in Hong Kong in the future.

This is contained in the draft decision on security laws for the city-state before the National People’s Congress that began in Beijing on Friday.

The legislation is controversial, among other things, because it is added to the laws of the city-state without the intervention of the parliament in Hong Kong.

The new law wants Beijing to get a better grip on the unrest in Hong Kong.

“The United States condemns the proposal to unilaterally and arbitrarily impose national security laws on Hong Kong,” Pompeo said in a statement.

“The United States strongly urges Beijing to reconsider its disastrous proposal, to honour its international obligations and to respect Hong Kong’s high level of autonomy, democratic institutions and civil liberties.”

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