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UK News The United States ceases to export defense equipment to Hong Kong

01:15  30 june  2020
01:15  30 june  2020 Source:   pressfrom.com

Beijing to set up "a national security organ" in Hong Kong

 Beijing to set up © Provided by Le Point Xi Jinping, China, Hong Kong China unveiled on Saturday June 20 its intentions towards the former British colony of Hong Kong, detailing its " Hong Kong National Security Law ". A legislative text whose principle was adopted by the Chinese parliament, the National Assembly of the people, in May. The Assembly then gave its standing committee the task of drafting a bill.

The United States is ending defense exports to Hong Kong and is considering further restrictions on trade with the territory, U . S . Secretary of State Mike He said the United States , effective Monday, was ending exports of defense equipment to Hong Kong and will also take steps to end the export

The Trump administration said Monday it will bar defense exports to Hong Kong and will soon Among those perks was the ability for Hong Kong to import U . S . defense equipment that China is “ The United States is forced to take this action to protect U . S . national security,” Pompeo said in a

USA-HONG-KONG-CHINA-EXPORTATIONS: The United States ceases to export defense equipment to Hong Kong

LES ETATS-UNIS CESSENT D'EXPORTER DU MATÉRIEL DE DÉFENSE À HONG KONG © Reuters / POOL New LES UNITED STATES TO EXPORT DEFENSE MATERIAL TO HONG KONG

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Monday that defense exports to Hong Kong will stop, where Chinese officials have decided to impose new security legislation.

The reform raises the concerns of democratic activists, who suspect Beijing of wanting to question the autonomy of the former British colony surrendered in 1997.

"The decision of the Chinese Communist Party to destroy the liberties of Hong Kong has forced the 'Trump administration to reassess its policy toward the territory,' said Mike Pompeo.

"The United States is forced to take this measure to protect its national security. We can no longer distinguish between exports of controlled items to Hong Kong and those to mainland China," he added.

In addition to the cessation from Monday of exports of defense equipment, the United States will take measures to stop the transfer of dual-use technology, commercial and military.

(Lisa Lambert, French version Jean-Philippe Lefief)

Hong Kong. Lawyers worried after National Security Law comes into force .
© ANTHONY WALLACE / AFP A new security law has just come into force in Hong Kong. Beijing promulgated on Tuesday evening a very controversial text that its detractors present as the last nail on the coffin of Hong Kong's semi-autonomy. The Hong Kong bar expressed deep concern about the security law imposed by Beijing , warning that its very vague wording undermined the independence of the judiciary in the former British colony.

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