June 30, 2020 / 8:14 AM / 14 days ago

Britain says China has made 'grave step' by passing Hong Kong security law

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Secretary of State for Foreign affairs Dominic Raab leaves Downing Street in London, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain May 11, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said it was deeply concerned by reports that China’s parliament had passed national security legislation for Hong Kong, describing it as a “grave step”.

“We are deeply concerned by unconfirmed reports that Beijing has passed the national security law,” Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said. “This would be a grave step.”

“Once we have seen the full legislation, we will make a further statement,” Raab said.

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Kate Holton

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