US Ends Exports of Defense, Dual-use Technologies to Hong Kong – By Nike Ching (VOA News) / June 29 2020
WASHINGTON – The United States is ending exports to Hong Kong of defense equipment and dual-use technologies that originate in the U.S. — as it does for China — citing national security purposes.
Monday’s announcement comes as China moves forward with passing a national security law on Hong Kong.
“The United States is forced to take this action to protect U.S. national security. We can no longer distinguish between the export of controlled items to Hong Kong or to mainland China,” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement.
“We cannot risk these items falling into the hands of the People’s Liberation Army, whose primary purpose is to uphold the dictatorship of the CCP by any means necessary,” the chief U.S. diplomat added.