August 7, 2020

US consulate in Hong Kong calls collusion claims ‘ludicrous’

Hong Kong (AFP) – The US consulate in Hong Kong on Friday said it was “ludicrous” to suggest its diplomats meeting with pro-democracy politicians could breach the city’s new national security law, a charge levelled in a recent Chinese state media report.Earlier this week, China’s state-owned tabloid Global Times ran a story suggesting a recent meeting between US Consul General Hanscom Smith and a pro-democracy politician could violate the new legislation.Beijing imposed a sweeping national security law on Hong Kong at the end of June targeting subversion, secession, terrorism and colluding wit…


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