United States: US Senate approves sanctions Bill over Hong Kong

The US Senate on Thursday (Jun 25) unanimously approved a Bill that would lay out sanctions on Chinese officials who undermine Hong Kong’s autonomy as Beijing pushes forward with a controversial security law.

The House of Representatives still needs to pass the Bill, which would allow sanctions in the United States against Chinese officials and the Hong Kong police as well as banks that do business with them.

The vote comes as China presses forward with a security law that would enforce punishment over subversion and other perceived threats in Hong Kong, which saw massive protests last year in support of maintaining the financial hub’s freedoms.

The full original article can be found at channelnewsasia.com

(PHOTO: REUTERS)

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