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G-7 Urges China to Reconsider Planned Security Law for Hong Kong

By Kyodo News 18 June 2020

WASHINGTON—Foreign ministers of the Group of Seven industrialized countries on Wednesday expressed their “grave concern” over China’s recent decision to impose a national security law on Hong Kong and urged Beijing to reconsider the move.

The proposed law would “risk seriously undermining” the territory’s high degree of autonomy guaranteed under China’s “one country, two systems” policy, said the statement issued by Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States as well as the European Union.

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