FAST FIVE: 200 Lawmakers From 23 Countries Unite To Resist China's Latest "Comprehensive Assault" On Hong Kong's Autonomy
pic.twitter.com/HcBWlJOGmX – Luke de Pulford 裴倫德 (@lukedepulford) May 23, 2020 The letter reads: We, the co-signed, write to express grave concerns about the unilateral introduction of national security legislation by Beijing in Hong Kong.
If the international community cannot trust Beijing to keep its word when It comes to Hong Kong, people will be reluctant to take its word on other matters.
Sympathetic governments must unite to say that this flagrant breach of the Sino-British Joint Declaration cannot be tolerated.
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