Beijing moves to crack down on Hong Kong with new security law

This is not going to end well….

China prepares to stage annual parliamentary meeting as leaders look to send message of national unity China said Thursday it was preparing to impose a new national security law for Hong Kong, where pro-democracy protests erupted last year.

The move was expected to provoke an outcry in Hong Kong, a former British colony that has enjoyed greater autonomy than the rest of China.

President Trump warned that the United States would react “very strongly” to any attempt by Beijing to tighten its control over Hong Kong.

The State Department said China would have to preserve Hong Kong’s partial autonomy and respect for human rights to avoid it losing its special status under U.S. law, which is considered crucial to maintaining its viability as a global financial hub.

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