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Hong Kong issue: North Korea supports China's decision to impose new national security laws

North Korea has previously supported Beijing over the protests in Hong Kong and over China's "one country and two systems" policy

twitter-logoReuters | May 30, 2020 | Updated 09:03 IST
Hong Kong issue: North Korea supports China's decision to impose new national security laws

North Korea on Saturday expressed its support for China's decision to impose new national security laws in Hong Kong, calling it a "legitimate step" to safeguard the state security.

"Since Hong Kong issue is an issue pertaining thoroughly to the internal affairs of China, any country or force has no rights to say this or that about the issue," North Korea's KCNA state news agency cited a representative of North Korea's foreign ministry as saying. "We categorically oppose and reject the outside interference detrimental to the security and the social and economic development of Hong Kong."

North Korea's comments come after Beijing this week imposed a new national security law on Hong Kong that some say could restrict freedoms in the former British colony, and as U.S. President Donald Trump intensified his confrontation with China by vowing to end the territory's special trade status with the U.S.

North Korea has previously supported Beijing over the protests in Hong Kong and over China's "one country and two systems" policy.

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