US Consul General Hanscom Smith told the Post on Thursday that the consulate had no intention of changing the way it operates in Hong Kong after the passage of a new national security law. Photo: May TseUS Consul General Hanscom Smith told the Post on Thursday that the consulate had no intention of changing the way it operates in Hong Kong after the passage of a new national security law. Photo: May Tse
US Consul General Hanscom Smith told the Post on Thursday that the consulate had no intention of changing the way it operates in Hong Kong after the passage of a new national security law. Photo: May Tse

National security law: US envoy to Hong Kong slams ‘terrible’ legislation, says consulate will still meet with opposition figures

  • Accusations of US interference ‘an effort to distract attention from the real issue by blaming a foreign scapegoat’, says Consul General Hanscom Smith
  • Beijing jurisdiction and creation of new security agency among problematic features of new law singled out by envoy

Topic |   Hong Kong national security law (NSL)
US Consul General Hanscom Smith told the Post on Thursday that the consulate had no intention of changing the way it operates in Hong Kong after the passage of a new national security law. Photo: May TseUS Consul General Hanscom Smith told the Post on Thursday that the consulate had no intention of changing the way it operates in Hong Kong after the passage of a new national security law. Photo: May Tse
US Consul General Hanscom Smith told the Post on Thursday that the consulate had no intention of changing the way it operates in Hong Kong after the passage of a new national security law. Photo: May Tse
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