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U.S. Senate Readies Quick Vote on Trade Status: Hong Kong Update

Demonstrators occupy a road during a protest in the Central district of Hong Kong on Nov. 14

Demonstrators occupy a road during a protest in the Central district of Hong Kong on Nov. 14

Photographer: Kyle Lam/Bloomberg
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China’s President Xi Jinping said “continuing radical violent crimes” in Hong Kong have “seriously trampled on the rule of law” and that “stopping the violence and restoring order” is the city’s “most urgent task” at present.

Separately, the U.S. Senate moved to expedite passage of legislation that would support pro-Democracy protestors in Hong Kong by putting the city’s special trading status under U.S. law under annual review.