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US 'deeply concerned' by reports Chinese paramilitary on Hong Kong border

AFP  |  Washington 

The United States said Wednesday that it was concerned about movements of Chinese forces on the border with Hong Kong and urged Beijing to honour the territory's autonomy as pro-democracy protests continued.

"The United States is deeply concerned by reports of Chinese paramilitary movement along the Hong Kong border," a State Department spokesperson said in a statement to AFP.

"The United States strongly urges Beijing to adhere to its commitments in the Sino-British Joint Declaration to allow Hong Kong to exercise a high degree of autonomy.

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First Published: Wed, August 14 2019. 22:00 IST
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