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Beijing – China said Tuesday it will retaliate after the U.S. announced it was ending the export of sensitive military items to Hong Kong in response to Beijing imposing a controversial national security law on the semi-autonomous city.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that the U.S. was ending the export of sensitive military items to Hong Kong because Washington “Can no longer distinguish between the export of controlled items to Hong Kong or to mainland China.”
Many Hong Kongers, along with the U.S. and other foreign powers, fear China will use the law to severely erode the freedoms Hong Kong has enjoyed under the “One country, two systems” framework since it was handed back to China in 1997 after decades of British colonial rule.