The European Union has imposed new sanctions against China in a retaliatory move over Hong Kong's recent developments.

Iran Press/Europe: The European Union (EU) has restricted exports of equipment that could be used to crack down on protesters in Hong Kong in opposition to China.

The European Union (EU) also plans to grant asylum to Hong Kong residents. 

The Chinese parliament recently ratified the Hong Kong National Security Act. 

The law targets separatists and those who intend to carry out terrorist operations and interfere in Hong Kong affairs.

Hong Kong has seen anti-government protests in recent months, and protesters sabotaged some governmental buildings.

Instead of condemning the protesters and riots the United States and its allies, including the UK, have criticized the way Chinese security forces dealt with the protesters, arguing that if Beijing does not respect freedoms in Hong Kong, China faces serious consequences.

Hong Kong was under British rule from 1842 to 1997 but joined China in 1997 after the end of a previous treaty with the UK.


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