US declares Hong Kong no longer enjoying autonomy

By: AFP      Published: 08:57 PM, 27 May, 2020
US declares Hong Kong no longer enjoying autonomy

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Congress on Wednesday that Hong Kong no longer enjoys the autonomy promised by Beijing, stripping the financial hub of special trading rights.

"No reasonable person can assert today that Hong Kong maintains a high degree of autonomy from China, given facts on the ground," Pompeo said in a statement, hours before Beijing is expected to impose a controversial new security law.