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China sanctions 'likely' over Hong Kong national security law: White House

Added 05-24-20 02:04:02pm EST - “National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien warned on Sunday? that the United States could impose sanctions if China goes through with a? controversial national security law? that? would put Hong Kong's independence at risk.?” - Foxbusiness.com

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China is looking to pass a bill that would change security rules and criminalize activities ‘subversive’ to the government and allow Chinese security agencies to work in Hong Kong. FOX Business’ Edward Lawrence with more.

National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien warned on Sunday that the United States may impose sanctions if China goes through with a controversial national security law that would put Hong Kong's independence at risk.

"It looks like with this national security law, they're going to basically take over Hong Kong," O'Brien told NBC's "Meet the Press." "If they do, under the 1992 Hong Kong Policy Act and the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019, Secretary Pompeo would likely be unable to certify that Hong Kong maintains a high degree of autonomy. And if that happens, there will be sanctions that will be imposed on Hong Kong and China."

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