U.S. officially notifies Hong Kong it has ended three agreements - State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said it notified Hong Kong on Wednesday that Washington has suspended or terminated three bilateral agreements with the semi-autonomous city following China's imposition of a sweeping national security law. 'These steps underscore our deep concern regarding Beijing's decision to impose the National Security Law, which has crushed the freedoms of the people of Hong Kong,' State Department Spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said.

Reuters August 20, 2020 00:11:20 IST
U.S. officially notifies Hong Kong it has ended three agreements - State Department

US officially notifies Hong Kong it has ended three agreements  State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said it notified Hong Kong on Wednesday that Washington has suspended or terminated three bilateral agreements with the semi-autonomous city following China's imposition of a sweeping national security law.

"These steps underscore our deep concern regarding Beijing's decision to impose the National Security Law, which has crushed the freedoms of the people of Hong Kong," State Department Spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said.

(Reporting by Daphne Psaledakis; Editing by Susan Heavey)

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