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Chapter : Leaders in Hong Kong, China, and the United States Respond to Hong Kong’s Special Status : May 29, June 30, July 14, and August 7, 2020
Leaders in Hong Kong, China, and the United States Respond to Hong Kong’s Special Status : May 29, June 30, July 14, and August 7, 2020
Chinese lawmakers’ passage of a new national security law banning foreign collusion and subversive activities in Hong Kong prompted widespread criticism from international leaders and pro-democracy activists who claimed the law undermined the territory’s historical autonomy and would be used to stifle opposition. The United States revoked Hong Kong’s special status and imposed sanctions on Hong Kong and Chinese officials involved in the law’s implementation in response.
China Passes National Security Law for Hong Kong
A proposal to adopt a ...