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‘Five Eyes’ group slams China crackdown on Hong Kong legislators –

Joint statement from foreign ministers follows move to disqualify popularly elected pro-democracy legislators.



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The United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and New Zealand have accused China of carrying out a concerted campaign to silence all critical voices after it imposed new rules disqualifying elected members from Hong Kongs Legislative Council.
In a joint statement on Wednesday, the foreign ministers of the so-called Five Eyes intelligence-sharing group also said the decision was a clear breach of a Sino-British pact that guaranteed Hong Kong a high degree of autonomy, rights and freedoms for…

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