Call for reprisals over China's Hong Kong security proposals

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Lord Patten, last British governor of Hong Kong, urges UK and US to resist ‘assault on freedoms’

Britain and the US are facing calls to take some form of economic reprisal after China signalled that it was taking major steps to restrict civil liberties in Hong Kong by pushing through national security laws.

In an early sign of the British reaction, Lord Patten, the last British governor of Hong Kong and a passionate critic of Chinese regime, called the move a “comprehensive assault on the city’s autonomy, rule of law, and fundamental freedoms”.

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