The US Senate passed a bill on sanctions against China in connection with the law on ensuring national security in Hong Kong. It is reported by USA Today.
The document provides for sanctions for banks and companies that deal with Chinese officials related to the extension of the National Security Act to Hong Kong.
It is noted that the bill was adopted unanimously. Prior to that, it was approved by the House of Representatives. Now the document must be signed by President Donald Trump.
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On June 30, a national security law entered into force in Hong Kong. It aims to prevent incitement, terrorism and the interference of external forces in the affairs of the administrative region.