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The mouthpiece of China's ruling Communist Party said U.S. moves to end some trading privileges for Hong Kong ``grossly interfere'' in China's internal affairs and are ``doomed to fail.''
"If China imposes [its] law, we will explore options to allow British Nationals Overseas to apply for leave to stay in the UK, including a path to citizenship," Home Secretary Priti Patel said in a statement.
"We will take action to revoke Hong Kong's preferential treatment as a separate customs and travel territory from the rest of China," Trump said.
China and Russia retaliated by criticizing the Unites States for excessive use of force against Black people.
Canada has expressed "deep concern" about the controversial Hong Kong bill but hasn't gone as far as to say it will act in any way.
Activists in Hong Kong say the law will undermine the region's autonomy and might be used to suppress political activity.
In a joint statement, the four countries said the new national security legislation would "curtail the Hong Kong people's liberties."
The city’s pro-democracy opposition sees both the security legislation and the anthem law as assaults on that autonomy, and the U.S. has called on China to back off on the security law.
If Canada truly supports democracy in Hong Kong, it must move far beyond pointless palaver about how China should 'talk more' with the people there, Matthew Fisher says.
Protests have returned to the streets of the Chinese-ruled city after Beijing last week proposed national security laws that drew global condemnation amid fears they will curb the freedoms enjoyed in the global financial center.
Carrie Lam said Beijing's proposed national security laws would not trample on the city's rights and freedoms and called on its citizens to wait to see the details of the legislation.
Hong Kong police fired tear gas and a water cannon at protesters in a popular shopping district on Sunday, as thousands took to the streets to march against China's proposed tough national security legislation for the city.
U.S. government officials have said the legislation would end the Chinese-ruled city's autonomy and would be bad for both its and China's economies.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for Beiing to reconsider taking over Hong Kong's national security legislation and warned of an unspecified U.S. response if it proceeds.
China's National People’s Congress will soon rubber stamp Draconian new security legislation designed to strip Hong Kong of its last democratic vestiges, Matthew Fisher says.
China's proposed new legislation for Hong Kong requires the territory to quickly finish enacting national security regulations under its mini-constitution.
Trump's remarks come hours after a Chinese official said the National People's Congress is exercising its "constitutional power” to set up a new legal framework and enforcement mechanism to ensure national security in Hong Kong.
The flavour is a sign of support for the pro-democracy movement, which is seeking to regain its momentum during the pandemic.
Riot police in Hong Kong grappled with pro-democracy protesters who gathered in shopping malls on Sunday to sing, chant slogans and flash hand signs after permission for a Mother's Day march was denied.
The Hong Kong and Macau Affairs office warned that China's central government will not sit idly by "with this recklessly demented force in place."
Demonstrators chanted pro-democracy slogans in a luxury mall in Hong Kong on Wednesday, the latest in a string of small but determined protests as the city's coronavirus outbreak slows.
The protest was the first sizable gathering since the government imposed the ban on public meetings at the end of March to curb a spike in coronavirus infections.
India and Singapore announced their biggest single-day spikes in new coronavirus cases on Monday, as the crisis intensifies in parts of Asia.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a statement condemned the arrests.
The coronavirus lockdown proved to be the ultimate slump buster for two giant pandas in Hong Kong.