Hong Kong crisis: China pledges to ‘support’ territory’s police as US warned not to interfere


Hardening of positions comes after international outcry over China’s parliament voting to proceed with controversial national security laws

China’s public security ministry has pledged to “guide and support” the Hong Kong police force after parliament in Beijing approved a decision to impose a new national security law on the semi-autonomous territory.

The move came as the Hong Kong government warned Washington to stay out of internal affairs and said withdrawing its special US status, which has underpinned the city as a global financial hub, could be a “double-edged sword”.

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