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China People's Congress

China approves Hong Kong national security law in face of US warning

City risks losing special status after Pompeo moves to drop autonomous designation

Chinese President Xi Jinping casts his vote on the national security legislation for Hong Kong at the closing session of the National People's Congress in Beijing on May 28.   © Reuters

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI -- Lawmakers in China on Thursday passed legislation that will extend the country's opaque national security law to Hong Kong, an expected move that has prompted large demonstrations in the city and a warning from Washington.

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