The US Secretary of State said that Hong Kong no longer retains a significant degree of autonomy with respect to China.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Hong Kong is not an autonomous region from China. On his Twitter page, he wrote that he had reported the decision to Congress.
In his opinion, the situation unfolding in the former British colony prompted such an idea.
Recall that earlier in Hong Kong, protests broke out with renewed vigor over mainland China’s state security law. The United States supports the protesters in this matter. In addition, US President Donald Trump said earlier that he was working on a decisive response to the PRC bill on national security for autonomy.
According to the American portal usnews.com, a notice for lawmakers creates conditions for the United States to cancel Hong Kong’s preferential trade and financial status.