Washington/Hong Kong — US secretary of state Mike Pompeo said he had certified on Wednesday that Hong Kong no longer warrants special treatment under US law as it did when it was under British rule, a potentially big blow to its status as a major financial hub.

Pompeo's certification to the US Congress follows China's announcement of a plan to impose new national security legislation on Hong Kong which has triggered fresh unrest in the territory, with police firing teargas and water cannon...

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