US Congress supports sanctions against China for Hong Kong



US Congress supports sanctions against China for Hong Kong

The bill provides for restrictive measures against banks that serve Chinese officials.





The house of representatives of the US Congress on July 1 passed a bill on sanctions against Chinese companies and citizens in connection with the restriction of Hong Kong's autonomy. This was reported by the Bloomberg News Agency on Thursday, July 2.

The bill provides for restrictive measures against banks that serve Chinese officials who participated in the adoption of the Hong Kong national security law.

The Standing Committee of the national people's Congress adopted the national security law in Hong Kong on June 30.

It is envisaged that the Central authorities of the PRC will create special state security bodies in the city, which will not be subject to the jurisdiction of the Hong Kong administration.





Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday at a hearing in the Foreign Affairs Committee that the law adopted by China is a violation of the principle of “one country, two systems”.

Earlier, the US Department of Commerce announced the introduction of sanctions against 33 Chinese companies and government organizations. The new “blacklists” were published on the Agency's website on May 22.





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TAGS: USA, CHINA, CONGRESS, SANCTIONS, HONG KONG

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