Hong Kong Has Lost Autonomy, Pompeo Says, Opening Door to U.S. Action

Hong Kong Has Lost Autonomy, Pompeo Says, Opening Door to U.S. Action

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Mr. Pompeo‚Äôs action came just hours before China was expected to pass a national security law that would allow Chinese security agencies to take broad actions limiting the liberties of Hong Kong residents, many of whom have protested the proposed law and clashed with police officers.

The United States and China appear to be on a collision course over the future of Hong Kong, a center of global capitalism and symbol of resistance to the Chinese Communist Party. Relations between the two nations are at their worst in decades, and disputes have flared over trade, national security and the origins of the coronavirus.