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U.S. Sanctions Hong Kong’s Chief Carrie Lam Over China Crackdown

  • Ten other Chinese and Hong Kong officials also targeted
  • Lam has scoffed that she has no U.S. assets to be affected
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Watch: The U.S. is placing sanctions on 11 Chinese officials and their allies in Hong Kong, including Chief Executive Carrie Lam, over their roles in curtailing political freedoms in the former U.K. colony, the Treasury Department said Friday. (Source: Bloomberg)
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The U.S. is placing sanctions on 11 Chinese officials and their allies in Hong Kong, including Chief Executive Carrie Lam, over their roles in curtailing political freedoms in the former U.K. colony, the Treasury Department said Friday.

“The United States stands with the people of Hong Kong and we will use our tools and authorities to target those undermining their autonomy,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement.