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Marise Payne, Francois-Philippe Champagne, Dominic Raab and Mike Pompeo have come together to release a statement on Hong Kong.
I can not even begin to imagine how many hours went into each word. Probably one of the reasons it took so long.
Signatories to this statement reiterate our deep concern regarding Beijing’s decision to impose a national security law in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong has flourished as a bastion of freedom. The international community has a significant and long-standing stake in Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability. Direct imposition of national security legislation on Hong Kong by the Beijing authorities, rather than through Hong Kong’s own institutions as provided for under Article 23 of the Basic Law, would curtail the Hong Kong people’s liberties and, in doing so, dramatically erode Hong Kong’s autonomy and the system that made it so prosperous.
The Courier Mail reports Nathan Turner, who died at his Blackwater home on Tuesday, and then later tested positive for Covid-19 (he had not previously been tested) and his partner held a party at their home four days earlier.
The 30-year-old had been showing respiratory illness symptoms for some time before his death. He had what authorities describe as a “complicated” medical history. His partner has also been showing symptoms and is in isolation.