July 1, 2020 / 8:22 AM / a day ago

UK will stand by the people of Hong Kong, minister says

FILE PHOTO: British Business Secretary Alok Sharma arrives in Downing Street,following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain, June 2, 2020. REUTERS/John Sibley/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom is very disappointed by China’s imposition of a security law on Hong Kong and London will stand by the people of the former British colony, Business Secretary Alok Sharma said on Wednesday.

“This is very disappointing,” Sharma told Times Radio.

“Clearly this is not something that we wanted. We have also, as you know, made a commitment to the people of Hong Kong and that’s something we will stand by.”

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge, Editing by Paul Sandle

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