Foreign ministers of 'Five Eyes' alliance express concern over Hong Kong

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Foreign ministers from the Five Eyes intelligence sharing group on Wednesday expressed their 'serious concern' over China's imposition of new rules to disqualify elected legislators in Hong Kong in what they said appeared to be part of a concerted campaign to silence critical voices. 'We urge the Chinese central authorities to re-consider their actions against Hong Kong’s elected legislature and immediately reinstate the Legislative Council members,' the countries said in a joint statement. The Five Eyes groups Canada, the United States, Britain, Australia and New Zealand.

Reuters November 19, 2020 06:10:19 IST
Foreign ministers of 'Five Eyes' alliance express concern over Hong Kong

Foreign ministers of Five Eyes alliance express concern over Hong Kong

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Foreign ministers from the Five Eyes intelligence sharing group on Wednesday expressed their 'serious concern' over China's imposition of new rules to disqualify elected legislators in Hong Kong in what they said appeared to be part of a concerted campaign to silence critical voices.

"We urge the Chinese central authorities to re-consider their actions against Hong Kong’s elected legislature and immediately reinstate the Legislative Council members," the countries said in a joint statement. The Five Eyes groups Canada, the United States, Britain, Australia and New Zealand.

(Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk; editing by Diane Craft)

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