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USA will stop supply of defence products in Hong Kong

USA Monday stop shipments of defense products and dual-use equipment in Hong Kong, said Secretary of state Mike Pompeo.

In the text of his statement on this matter issued by the state Department, it is clarified that in respect of the supply of such technologies to Hong Kong are introduced to the same restrictions as in China.

"The United States is forced to do it to protect US national security. We can no longer make a distinction between the export of controlled goods to Hong Kong and mainland China. We can't risk that these goods fell into the hands of the people's Liberation Army," - said in a statement.

The reason for this decision was the intention of Beijing to take the national security law of Hong Kong, which, in Washington's opinion, violates the rights and freedoms of autonomy.

"Given the fact that Beijing is now coming to Hong Kong from the perspective of "one country – One system", we do the same," said Pompeo.

According to him, the United States will take other measures to bring all in line with "realities on the ground in Hong Kong".

The deputies of vsekitajsky meeting of national representatives of the 13th convocation adopted on may 28, "Decision on the establishment and improvement of legal frameworks and enforcement mechanisms to ensure national security in the special administrative region of Hong Kong." The resolution delegated to the standing Committee of the national people's Congress drafting bill on national security specially for Hong Kong. The bill is still in the proposal stage provoked a storm of criticism and discontent among anti-government forces in Hong Kong and a number of Western officials who think that it undermines the autonomy of the special administrative region.

The text of the bill clearly lays down basic obligations of the Central government of China on issues related to national security and the constitutional responsibility of Hong Kong for the maintenance of national security.

The bill rules related to the prevention, suppression and punishment committed in Hong Kong for four types of crimes, including separatist activities, attempts of Subversion of state power, terrorist activities, conspiracy with foreign States, or abroad, with the aim to compromise national security.