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Al Jazeera 27 May 2020

Pompeo declares Hong Kong 'no longer autonomous' from China


The US Department of State says Hong Kong no longer warrants special economic and trade protections from the US.
The announcement came as Chinese legislators are expected to pass with a new, national security law for Hong Kong on Thursday, the final day of the National People's Congress.

Al Jazeera's Heidi Zhou-Castro reports from the US capital, Washington, DC.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said his government no longer considers Hong Kong to be autonomous from China, as Beijing approved the proposal for a national security law to be imposed on the city.

The governments of the US, UK, Australia and Canada released a joint statement against China's move, saying it would undermine the "one country, two systems" framework put in place after the handover from British to Chinese rule in 1997.

Many fear Hong Kong could now lose its special trading and financial status.
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