U.S. Bars Defense, High-Tech Exports To Hong Kong

Law360 (June 29, 2020, 9:52 PM EDT) -- The Trump administration is halting the U.S. export of defense equipment and certain high-technology products to Hong Kong as the Chinese government is poised to pass a new national security law that will curb political opposition and "eviscerate Hong Kong's freedoms," the U.S. secretary of state said Monday.

"We cannot risk these items falling into the hands of the People's Liberation Army, whose primary purpose is to uphold the dictatorship of the [Communist Party of China] by any means necessary," Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo said in a statement Monday.

Pompeo said the U.S. intends to restrict U.S. defense and...

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