May 27, 2020 / 4:59 PM / a month ago

France concerned by the future adoption of security law on Hong Kong

French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian leaves the Elysee Presidential Palace after a weekly cabinet meeting, in Paris, France May 27, 2020 as France eases lockdown measures taken to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease COVID-19. Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS

PARIS (Reuters) - Foreign Minister Jean-Yves le Drian said on Wednesday France was concerned by China’s proposed national security legislation that has raised international alarm over freedoms in Hong Kong.

He told a French Senate hearing that it would call into question semi-autonomous Hong Kong’s basic freedoms and could trigger a new wave of demonstrations.

Reporting by Benoit Van Overstraeten; Editing by Jon Boyle

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