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Canada Joins Allies in Condemning Latest Hong Kong Arrests by China

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Canada Joins Allies in Condemning Latest Hong Kong Arrests by China

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OTTAWA—Canada’s foreign affairs minister is joining counterparts from the U.S., Britain and Australia in condemning last week’s mass arrest of politicians and pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong. Fifty-five people were arrested last week under a security law that China first imposed on the former British colony in the spring. In a joint statement, Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne and his American, British and Australian counterparts say they had “serious concern” about the arrests. They add that the National Security Law, which Chinese and Hong Kong authorities argue is necessary to maintain order in the city, is actually being used to crackdown on dissent and opposing political views. The four foreign ministers go on to say the security law violates the promises China made to uphold democratic rights and freedoms in Hong Kong when it took ownership of the city back from Britain in 1997. Most of those arrested last week …

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