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World Trump tells administration to begin process of eliminating Hong Kong privileges

22:32  29 may  2020
22:32  29 may  2020 Source:   reuters.com

Beijing wants to present a "national security protection" law in Hong Kong

 Beijing wants to present a © REUTERS / Thomas Peter A giant screen shows Chinese President Xi Jinping during the opening session of the National People's Congress on May 21 2020. The annual National People's Congress opens this Friday in Beijing with a little delay due to Coronavirus. However, it should be talked about, since a law on "protecting national security" in Hong Kong should be introduced.

WASHINGTON, May 29 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was directing his administration to begin the process of eliminating special treatment for Hong Kong in response to China plans to impose new security legislation in the territory.

U.S. President Donald Trump makes an announcement about U.S. trade relations with China and Hong Kong in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., May 29, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst © Thomson Reuters U.S. President Donald Trump makes an announcement about U.S. trade relations with China and Hong Kong in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., May 29, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Trump made the announcement at a White House news conference, saying China had broken its word over Hong Kong's autonomy. He said its move against Hong Kong was a tragedy for the people of Hong Kong, China and the world.

Trump's move comes after China moved forward with plans to impose new national security legislation and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the territory no longer warrants special treatment under U.S. law that has enabled it to remain a global financial center.

(Reporting by Steve Holland, Jeff Mason and David Brunnstrom, Editing by Franklin Paul)

France tells China it still backs 'one country, two systems' for Hong Kong .
France tells China it still backs 'one country, two systems' for Hong Kong"The President said he was monitoring the (Hong Kong) situation closely and reiterated France's support for the principle of 'one country, two systems'," the official told Reuters on Saturday.

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