US ends sensitive defence exports to Hong Kong: PompeoEuropost
The United States said it was ending the export of sensitive military items to Hong Kong, no longer treating the financial hub separately from China.
Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said the United States was taking the measure due to China's push forward with a security law that Hong Kong activists say will curb the city's freedoms.
"We can no longer distinguish between the export of controlled items to Hong Kong or to mainland China," Pompeo said in a statement.
"We cannot risk these items falling into the hands of the People's Liberation Army, whose primary purpose is to uphold the dictatorship of the CCP by any means necessary," he said, referring to the Chinese Communist Party.
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