US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, centre, looks on as President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on May 29. Trump and Pompeo have publicly said Hong Kong is no longer sufficiently autonomous from China to receive special trade treatment from the United States. Photo: AFPUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, centre, looks on as President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on May 29. Trump and Pompeo have publicly said Hong Kong is no longer sufficiently autonomous from China to receive special trade treatment from the United States. Photo: AFP
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, centre, looks on as President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on May 29. Trump and Pompeo have publicly said Hong Kong is no longer sufficiently autonomous from China to receive special trade treatment from the United States. Photo: AFP

Letters | Hong Kong national security law: why the US is right to say that city has lost its autonomy

  • Talk of needing national security law because of violent protests is false, as laws already exist to deal with violent activity
  • Living in a free society must include the ability to say things other people find offensive, including calling for Hong Kong independence
Topic |   Hong Kong Basic Law
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, centre, looks on as President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on May 29. Trump and Pompeo have publicly said Hong Kong is no longer sufficiently autonomous from China to receive special trade treatment from the United States. Photo: AFPUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, centre, looks on as President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on May 29. Trump and Pompeo have publicly said Hong Kong is no longer sufficiently autonomous from China to receive special trade treatment from the United States. Photo: AFP
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, centre, looks on as President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on May 29. Trump and Pompeo have publicly said Hong Kong is no longer sufficiently autonomous from China to receive special trade treatment from the United States. Photo: AFP
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