National security law: US lawmakers condemn Beijing’s move against Hong Kong freedoms

Washington expressed strong displeasure on Tuesday over the passage of the Hong Kong national security law, which gives Beijing sweeping authority to curtail democratic freedoms, even as US lawmakers debated what leverage they have to effectively apply pressure on China.“We will not stand idly by,” Senator Marsha Blackburn, a Republican from Tennessee and member of the powerful Armed Services and Commerce committees, said on Twitter.Senator Tom Cotton, a Republic from Arkansas, echoed the mood…

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