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Pompeo made these remarks while reacting to Chinese filing a boundary dispute with Bhutan at a meeting of the Global Environment Facility.

Pompeo's announcement comes on the heels of the US Senate's unanimous passage of the Hong Kong Autonomy Act, which calls for mandatory sanctions against any individuals identified as being responsible for undermining the city's autonomy from China.

Chinese lawmakers put forward a bill during an annual session last month that seeks to criminalise acts of secession, subversion and disrespect of Chinese national emblems, flags and the anthem.

The US President dubbed the newly passed law as a "tragedy" for the people of Hong Kong, China and the world. He said that China has broken its word over Hong Kong's autonomy.

Most sectoral indices at the National Stock Exchange were in the green with Nifty realty up by 4.2 per cent, pharma by 3.2 per cent and FMCG by 2.9 per cent.

The protesters battled with riot police in downtown areas, showing their opposition toward China’s dramatic move to crack down on dissent in the biggest demonstration since the coronavirus swept through the city in January.

Sceptical report dented some hopes for a COVID-19 vaccine and concerns about a quick global recovery from the pandemic returned.

The SPCA reminded animal lovers to maintain stringent personal hygiene and limit contact with their pets if they were suspected to have contracted the virus.

Earlier, IndiGo Airlines had announced the suspension of its flight operations between Kolkata and Guangzhou from February 6 to February 27.

China has imposed quarantine and travel restrictions, affecting the movement of 56 million people in more than a dozen cities, amid fears that the transmission rate will accelerate as hundreds of millions of Chinese travel for the Lunar New Year.