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US ends arms exports, China restricts visas in Hong Kong row

The United States on Monday ended sensitive defense exports to Hong Kong, further ramping up pressure in a row over the financial capital s autonomy from China. The US announced the decision hours after China said it would curb visas to some Americans heading to Hong Kong, itself a response to a US move. The United States has been leading a global uproar over a national security law which Hong Kong activists say will destroy the city s freedoms. We can no longer distinguish between the export of controlled items to Hong Kong or to mainland China, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement. We cannot risk these items falling into the hands of the People s Liberation...

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