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5/28, 3:59 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US, UK, Australia, Canada slam China over HK law

The United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada issued a joint statement on Thursday, strongly criticizing China for its Hong Kong national security law. The group stressed that the legislation was causing instability in the region and added that it is not in line with the "legally-binding, UN-registered Sino-British Joint Declaration."

The countries stated that the decision to use a direct law from Beijing rather than Article 23 of Hong Kong's basic law erodes the autonomous region's system.

Earlier, Beijing asked the Hong Kong government to start implementing Article 23.

Breaking the News / VP