US, UK raise Hong Kong at UN as pressure mounts on China

US, UK raise Hong Kong at UN as pressure mounts on China

Channel NewsAsia - Asia·2020-05-30 01:55

UNITED NATIONS: The United States and Britain on Friday (May 29) defied China's anger by raising Hong Kong's autonomy at the UN Security Council as President Donald Trump prepared new measures against Beijing.

Western criticism of China has escalated after it moved ahead this week on a security law that many Hong Kongers fear would kill off the freedoms which Beijing promised before Britain handed over the territory in 1997.

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