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UK, Canada, Australia deeply concerned at China's security proposals for Hong Kong

Fri, 22nd May 2020 16:43

LONDON, May 22 (Reuters) - Britain, Canada and Australia
issued a joint statement on Friday expressing their concern at
China's proposals for legislation on national security in Hong

China is set to impose new national security laws on the
former British colony of Hong Kong after last year's
pro-democracy unrest, a Chinese official said on Thursday.

"We are deeply concerned at proposals for introducing
legislation related to national security in Hong Kong," Britain,
Canada and Australia said.

"Making such a law on Hong Kong’s behalf without the direct
participation of its people, legislature or judiciary would
clearly undermine the principle of 'One Country, Two Systems',
under which Hong Kong is guaranteed a high degree of autonomy."
(Reporting by Estelle Shirbon and Stephen Addison; editing
Kylie MacLellan)

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