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The governments of the U.S., U.K., Australia, Canada and New Zealand said they are “gravely concerned” by the Hong Kong government’s decision to postpone legislative elections and bar pro-democracy candidates from participating.
“These moves have undermined the democratic process that has been fundamental to Hong Kong’s stability and prosperity,” the U.S. secretary of state and foreign ministers from the other countries said in ajoint statement.
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The U.S. is joining like-minded countries in expressing our concerns about Hong Kong’s National Security Law and the erosion of fundamental rights and liberties in Hong Kong. We urge their government to hold Legislative Council elections as soon as possible.4:31 PM · Aug 9, 2020
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