Britain says China has made 'grave step' by passing Hong Kong security law

by Reuters
Tuesday, 30 June 2020 08:04 GMT

LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Britain said it was deeply concerned by reports that China's parliament had passed national security legislation for Hong Kong, describing it as a "grave step".

"We are deeply concerned by unconfirmed reports that Beijing has passed the national security law," Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said. "This would be a grave step."

"Once we have seen the full legislation, we will make a further statement," Raab said. (Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Kate Holton)

Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.