Hongkongers wanting to leave amid national security law welcome in America, says senior US official, adding that Taiwan should build up military against China

Hong Kong residents wishing to leave after the passage of Beijing’s national security law are welcome in the United States, a senior US official said Friday, adding that he hopes China is not an enemy even as it adopts increasingly assertive policies.Speaking at an event sponsored by the non-partisan Aspen Institute, US National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien added that “something close to” a genocide of Uygurs was happening in Xinjiang and called on Taiwan to bolster its defences against…

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