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U.S., allies deplore China’s new Hong Kong security law


U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for sanctions and other steps against China, saying the “brutal” law would ”frighten, intimidate and suppress” those peacefully seeking freedom

China’s passage of a national security law for Hong Kong drew international condemnation on Tuesday, with the United States and its Asian and Western allies criticising a move that heralds a more authoritarian era for the former British colony.

The law punishes crimes of secession, subversion and collusion with foreign forces with up to life in prison in Hong Kong, which was guaranteed freedoms not enjoyed on the mainland under a “one ...


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