A patron at a Hong Kong restaurant watches a live broadcast of the National People’s Congress closing ceremony, which followed a vote authorising the crafting of a national security law for the city. Photo: K.Y. ChengA patron at a Hong Kong restaurant watches a live broadcast of the National People’s Congress closing ceremony, which followed a vote authorising the crafting of a national security law for the city. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
A patron at a Hong Kong restaurant watches a live broadcast of the National People’s Congress closing ceremony, which followed a vote authorising the crafting of a national security law for the city. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Hong Kong government calls threat of US sanctions a ‘double-edged sword’, while Beijing’s foreign affairs ministry office in city blasts Washington’s ‘gangster logic’

  • Spokesman says city expects to be fairly treated by trading partners as a separate member of the World Trade Organisation
  • Earlier statement from foreign affairs office also accuses Washington of ‘playing Hong Kong as a card’ and using it as a ‘frontier for secession’
Topic |   Hong Kong national security law (NSL)
A patron at a Hong Kong restaurant watches a live broadcast of the National People’s Congress closing ceremony, which followed a vote authorising the crafting of a national security law for the city. Photo: K.Y. ChengA patron at a Hong Kong restaurant watches a live broadcast of the National People’s Congress closing ceremony, which followed a vote authorising the crafting of a national security law for the city. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
A patron at a Hong Kong restaurant watches a live broadcast of the National People’s Congress closing ceremony, which followed a vote authorising the crafting of a national security law for the city. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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