FAST FIVE: "We Must Stop Kowtowing To Beijing" – Former UK Gov Warns "China Has Betrayed Hong Kong" With New Security Law

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A newly ascendant China, under President Xi, is flexing its muscle and putting its foot down.

With the Standing Committee expected to extraneously impose changes to Hong Kong's constitution by the end of next week, Hong Kong's Beijing-installed chief executive has indicated that the local government, which she leads, will adopt and enforce the new laws, which will effectively render HK's popular street demonstrations illegal.

Beijing has no intention of 'playing ball' with the West, and it's time for American and British industry to stop holding out for the “pot of gold” – ie unfettered access to the Chinese market.

Yesterday, the Telegraph reported that Johnson was weighing whether to further reduce Huawei's involvement in the UK's 5G network.

In reality, it's a small price to pay to keep at least some western journalists inside China.

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