China parliament approves plan to impose HK security law

29 May, 2020 12:00 AM printer

BEIJING: Chinese parliament approved plans Thursday to impose a security law on Hong Kong that critics say will eradicate the city’s promised freedoms, reports AFP.

The vote by the rubber-stamp National People's Congress came hours after the United States revoked the special status conferred on Hong Kong, paving the way for the territory to be stripped of trading and economic privileges.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the status had been withdrawn because China was no longer honouring its handover agreement with Britain to allow Hong Kong a high level of autonomy.


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