This week the U.S. Congress approved sanctions against China in connection with the law on national security in Hong Kong.
As reported by the publication The Hill, the House of representatives voted for the draft law on 1 July, and the Senate on 2 July. The document is sent for signature to the President of the United States Donald Trump.
The law provides for the imposition of sanctions against Chinese officials who undermine the autonomy of Hong Kong, as well as against banks that deal with them.
The authors of the bill were senators Pat Toomey (Republican party) and Chris van HOLLEN (Democratic party).
After the vote in the Senate, Toomey wrote on Twitter that he hoped for a quick signing of the law the trump.
“With our bill, the Communist party of China learns that there are consequences for suppressing freedom in Hong Kong” – says the Republican.
[email protected]’s and my bipartisan #HongKong Autonomy Act is now on its way to the president to be signed into law! With our bill, the CCP will learn there are ramifications for repressing Hongkongers’ freedom. Trump President should sign this bill ASAP. We #StandWithHongKong.
— Senator Pat Toomey (@SenToomey) July 2, 2020