EU accuses China of dealing ‘severe blow’ to Hong Kong freedom and seeks immediate reinstatement of lawmakers

The European Union has accused China of dealing a “severe blow” to Hong Kong’s political freedom hours after nearly all pro-democracy lawmakers in the local legislature resigned en masse following the removal of four of their colleagues by Beijing’s decree.In a declaration unanimously approved by all 27 members on Thursday, the EU called for the “immediate reinstatement of the Legislative Council members” as well as the “immediate reversal” of the decisions made by the Beijing and Hong Kong…

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