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US ends defence exports to Hong Kong as China pushes for security bill
30-Jun-2020

As China moves forward with bringing national security legislation in Hong Kong, the US has announced the ending of the US-origin defense equipment exports to Hong Kong. "Today, the United States is ending exports of @StateDeptPM controlled U.S. origin defense equipment and sensitive @CommerceGov controlled dual-use technologies to Hong Kong. If Beijing now treats Hong Kong as "One Country, One System," so must we," US Secretary of State Pompeo tweeted on Monday (local time). During a press briefing, he said, "The Chinese Communist Party's decision to eviscerate Hong Kong's freedoms has forced the Trump Administration to re-evaluate its policies toward the territory. As Beijing moves forward with passing the national security law, the United States will today end exports of U.S.-origin defense equipment and will take steps toward imposing the same restrictions on U.S. defense and dual-use technologies to Hong Kong as it does for China."

News Source:- https://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/us-ends-defence-exports-to-hong-kong-as-china-pushes-for-national-security-bill-120063000079_1.html