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Article 23 reaction: US and Britain criticise ‘incredibly vague’ new Hong Kong national security law

Posted on AllSides March 20th, 2024
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The US and British governments on Tuesday criticised Hong Kong for its passage of a new domestic national security law, claiming the measure was rushed and that vague language in its provisions created uncertainty for some of the city’s residents.

While they stopped short of announcing any immediate countermeasures, the US State Department said it was “analysing” the law to understand what risks were involved for American citizens and Britain suggested it might put diplomats on shaky ground.

Hong Kong lawmakers unanimously passed Hong Kong’s domestic national security law just hours earlier, at the...

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