February 29
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The US will continue to support Hong Kong residents, TASS reported referring to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

According to Pompeo law passed by China on ensuring national security in Hong Kong destroys the autonomy of a special administrative region.

The US will not stand aside while China is absorbing Hong Kong, he noted adding that last week they imposed sanctions against the Communist Party of China officials who are responsible for undermining Hong Kong’s autonomy.

The US will continue to support the freedom-loving residents of Hong Kong and will respond to Beijing's attacks on freedom of speech, the press, and assembly, as well as the rule of law, Pompeo added.

On June 30, China has adopted a law on safeguarding national security in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).

As Xinhua noted, the law, formulated based on an National People's Congress decision 'on establishing and improving the legal system and enforcement mechanisms for the HKSAR to safeguard national security, has 66 articles in six chapters, and is a comprehensive law with substantive law, procedural law and organic law contents.'

'The law clearly defines the duties and government bodies of the HKSAR for safeguarding national security', it is added. 'The four categories of offences -- secession, subversion, terrorist activities, and collusion with a foreign country or external elements to endanger national security -- and their corresponding penalties; jurisdiction, applicable law and procedure; office of the central people's government for safeguarding national security in the HKSAR; and other contents.'

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