US criticizes Hong Kong lawmakers' disqualification

The United States on Wednesday criticized the disqualification of four lawmakers by Hong Kong’s National Peoples Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) and threatened to impose sanctions.In a statement, US National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said Beijing’s recent actions disqualifying pro-democracy legislators from Hong Kong’s Legislative Council “leave no doubt that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has flagrantly violated its international commitments under the Sino-British Joint Declaration and its promises to the people of Hong Kong, including those under the Basic Law.””‘One Country, Tw…

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