Chinese security forces could be deployed to Hong Kong under new law | News from the world

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China’s new security law proposed for Hong Kong will allow Beijing’s security forces to operate in the city, where local authorities have said the powers will be used to try to quell pro-democracy protests that erupted almost a year ago.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday that the legislation was in fact a “knockout” for Hong Kong’s status as an autonomous city. He urged China to “reconsider its disastrous proposal [and] respect its international obligations ”.

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