The Trump administration announced on Monday that it is revoking Hong Kong’s special trading status and stopping its defense equipment exports to Hong Kong, in order to protect U.S. national security amid the passing of Beijing’s national security law for Hong Kong.
H/T: The Epoch Times
“With the Chinese Communist Party’s imposition of new security measures on Hong Kong, the risk that sensitive U.S. technology will be diverted to the People’s Liberation Army or Ministry of State Security has increased, all while undermining the territory’s autonomy. Those are risks the U.S. refuses to accept and have resulted in the revocation of Hong Kong’s special status,” Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said in a statement.
“Commerce Department regulations affording preferential treatment to Hong Kong over China, including the availability of export license exceptions, are suspended. Further actions to eliminate differential treatment are also being evaluated.
“We urge Beijing to immediately reverse course and fulfill the promises it has made to the people of Hong Kong and the world,” he added.
China passes national security law aimed at quashing rebellion in Hong Kong | Just The News https://t.co/4UDJowAu9m— John Solomon (@jsolomonReports) June 30, 2020
“It produces ’one country, one system.’”— Bloomberg (@business) June 30, 2020
Hong Kong’s last colonial governor Chris Patten says China’s new security law erodes the “one country, two systems” framework in place since the city’s handover to Chinese rule in 1997 https://t.co/eyVGNiCHXj pic.twitter.com/DZ9Man6Go7
Here is our coverage so far of the new legislation being introduced in Hong Kong: Chinese officials believe a national security law is needed to counter the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong https://t.co/xxeVe5Z8kV— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) June 30, 2020
Last week, in support of #HongKong, Sen Hawley condemned #China's illegitimate "national security law"— Senator Hawley Press Office (@SenHawleyPress) June 30, 2020
"It's a diktat from a dictatorship, and its passage will deal a mortal blow to the freedoms and liberties that Hong Kongers have enjoyed for decades now." pic.twitter.com/QVkzebnO0u
Hong Kong is bracing itself for China's new sweeping security legislation, as the U.S. rolls back special trading privileges for the commercial hub.— Rebecca 钟碧琪 (@RChoongWilkins) June 30, 2020
Rolling updates on the security law from our @business team here:https://t.co/YCfjzPaTUP @natlungfy @iainmarlow @leigh_stream
This is a painful moment for the people of Hong Kong. This new national security law must not become a weapon of fear. pic.twitter.com/JKuQoSVwzg— Amnesty International (@amnesty) June 30, 2020
'We have had no public details' about the national security law in Hong Kong.— SkyNews (@SkyNews) June 30, 2020
Holmes Chan is a freelance reporter and says that information on a new law for Hong Kong has been 'left up in the air'.
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“The whole world needs to get together and get rid of the #CCP."#HongKong businessman Elmer Yuen, who used to invest heavily in China, is now in #WashingtonDC. He's pushing to designate the Chinese Communist Party as a criminal organization. pic.twitter.com/Awrs1cJQr7— NTD News (@news_ntd) June 30, 2020