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Hong Kong no longer autonomous from China, Trump administration says

White House says Trump ‘displeased’ with China actions on Hong Kong
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump was "displeased" with actions being taken by China regarding national security laws proposed for Hong Kong, and said the president doesn't see how Hong Kong could "remain a financial hub if China takes over."

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he certified on Wednesday to the U.S. Congress that Hong Kong does not continue to warrant special treatment under the U.S. laws in the same way that applied when the territory was still under the British law before July 1997.

“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.

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