China says U.S.'s Pompeo 'blackmailing' Hong Kong government
Thursday, 21 May 2020 () China said on Thursday U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is "blackmailing" the Hong Kong government with the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act and that Washington's recent actions amount to blatant interference on China's internal affairs.
A Chinese proposal to impose national security laws on Hong Kong could see mainland intelligence agencies set up bases there, raising fears of direct law enforcement and what U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called a “death knell” for the city’s autonomy. Olivia Chan reports.
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab says new security legislation formally announced by the Chinese government today would "clearly violate" the autonomy and freedom of the people of Hong Kong, as set out..
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Friday he would withdraw funding from the World Health Organization, end Hong Kong’s special trade status... SeattlePI.com Also reported by •Polygraph.info •Reuters •Independent