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Senate Passes Sanctions Bill Against Chinese Officials Over Hong Kong – The Wall Street Journal


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Senate Passes Sanctions Bill Against Chinese Officials Over Hong Kong – The Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed by unanimous consent a bipartisan bill to impose sanctions on Chinese officials who threaten Hong Kong’s limited autonomy, as well as the banks and firms that do business with them, sending the legislation to the president’s desk. The bill, sponsored by Sens. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) and Chris Van…

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed by unanimous consent a bipartisan bill to impose sanctions on Chinese officials who threaten Hong Kong’s limited autonomy, as well as the banks and firms that do business with them, sending the legislation to the president’s desk.

The bill, sponsored by Sens. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) and Chris Van Hollen (D., Md.), passed the House on Wednesday, as thousands of protesters took to the streets in Hong Kong to object to a new law that gives Beijing stronger powers to police the former…

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