U.S. House Passes Bill Aimed at Supporting Hong Kong Protests



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Posted by Ed 35 days ago
The U.S. House gave support to pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong by passing a bill that would require an annual review of whether the city is sufficiently autonomous from Beijing to justify its special trading status under U.S. law.
 

The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act is one of four measures passed by the House Tuesday in unanimous voice votes. The bill provides for sanctions against officials “responsible for undermining fundamental freedoms and autonomy in Hong Kong.”
 

A similar bill is also before the Senate, though the timing of a vote there remains uncertain. The legislation has bipartisan support in both chambers.
 
 
 https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-10-15/u-s-house-passes-bill-aimed-at-supporting-hong-kong-protests?srnd=premium-asia

COMMENTS

Ed 35 days ago
The bill awaits a vote in the Senate, where it currently enjoys the bipartisan co-sponsorship of 23 senators, and is expected to pass.
 
 
The plot thickens..... 

broussymark 31 days ago
Over 90,000 China key officials' family members have overseas passports, especially US passports. If USA will freeze their assets and cancel their passports. It is a huge amount.


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