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‘China must reconsider Hong Kong security law’, 27 countries tell United Nations


China must reconsider its sweeping national security law imposed on Hong Kong which "undermines" the city's freedoms, 27 countries said in a joint statement Tuesday.

Beijing must also allow the United Nations rights chief meaningful access to its western Xinjiang province, said the states -- including Britain, France, Germany and Japan – in a rare oral rebuke of China at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Julian Braithwaite, Britain's ambassador to the UN in Geneva, read the statement at the council, on behalf of all the signatories.

The 27 countries have "deep and growing concerns" over the new security ...


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