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US delays Hong Kong report that could upset China

AFPMay 7, 2020, 12:50 AM GMT+8

Protesters are detained by police near the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in November 2019 (AFP Photo/Anthony WALLACE)

Protesters are detained by police near the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in November 2019 (AFP Photo/Anthony WALLACE)

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Washington (AFP) - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday postponed a report on whether China is respecting the autonomy of restive Hong Kong as required under a new law that infuriated Beijing.

Pompeo, who did not announce a new date, said the delay was due to China's plans to convene its top legislature on May 22 -- a time when Beijing is especially sensitive about preventing dissent.

 

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I thought the Dems were the ones soft on China ?

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Naughty Gorilla - 

I thought the Dems were the ones soft on China ?


Weak strawman.

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"We're delaying our report to Congress that will assess Hong Kong's autonomy to allow us to account for any additional actions that Beijing may be contemplating in the run-up to the National People's Congress that would further undermine the people of Hong Kong's autonomy as promised by China," Pompeo told reporters.

 

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Jack Carter - 

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"We're delaying our report to Congress that will assess Hong Kong's autonomy to allow us to account for any additional actions that Beijing may be contemplating in the run-up to the National People's Congress that would further undermine the people of Hong Kong's autonomy as promised by China," Pompeo told reporters.