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Canada, U.S., UK and allies condemn China's approval of Hong Kong security law

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The United Kingdom, the United States, Australia and Canada reprimanded China on Thursday for approving a decision to go forward with a new security law that they said would threaten freedom and breach a 1984 Sino-British agreement on the autonomy of the former colony.

British foreign minister Dominic Raab said the four countries were "deeply troubled" by the decision of China's People's Congress, which democracy activists in Hong Kong fear could erode its freedoms and jeopardize its role as a global financial hub.

Japan's top spokesman Yoshihide Suga also said the country is "seriously concerned" about the move by China's parliament to go forward with national security legislation, fearing it would endanger Hong Kong's special autonomy and freedoms.

Ahead of the vote, pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong called for sanctions and other economic consequences to be put into place to let Beijing know the new Hong Kong national security law should be withdrawn.

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