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Congress Moving Quickly on Bill to Support Hong Kong Protesters

  • Legislation in House and Senate has bipartisan support
  • Action comes as Trump administration negotiating on trade war
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Lam: Continued Instability Will Undermine International Perception of Hong Kong
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Momentum is building for quick action in Congress to pressure China to back off any crackdown on pro-democracy protesters by threatening Hong Kong’s special trading status with the U.S.

Legislation is moving through the House and Senate that would require annual assessments of whether the city is sufficiently autonomous from Beijing to justify Hong Kong’s unique treatment under U.S. law. It also would require the president to report to Congress and impose sanctions on the individuals responsible for “abducting and torturing” human rights activists.