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Senate Passes Bill Supporting Human Rights in Hong Kong as Protests Show No Sign of Abating

24 days ago   |   By Time

The Senate on Tuesday easily approved a bill to support human rights in Hong Kong following months of often-violent unrest in the semi-autonomous Chinese city.
The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act was passed by voice vote. It now goes to the House, which has already passed similar legislation.
The bill mandates sanctions on Chinese and Hong Kong officials who carry out human rights abuses and require an annual review of the favorable trade status that Washington grants Hong Kong.
“The passage of this bill is an important step in holding accountable those Chinese and Hong Kong...
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The US Senate unanimously passed a bill to defend human rights in Hong Kong - a powerful act of defiance against China as pro-democracy protests rage

The US Senate unanimously passed a bill to defend human rights in Hong Kong - a powerful act of defiance against China as pro-democracy protests rage

24 days ago   |   By Business Insider

The US Senate on Tuesday unanimously passed a bill to protect human rights in Hong Kong as protests continue to rage in the semiautonomous Chinese city.
The legislation, titled the "Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019, would essentially require the State Department to ensure that the city's "One County, Two Systems" agreement with China is upheld each year in order for the government to continue to afford Hong Kong with special trade status.
The bill would also consider sanctions against people involved in human rights abuses against Hong Kong citizens, and would ensure visa...
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Senate Passes Bill to Support Hong Kong Protesters, Putting Pressure on Trump

24 days ago   |   By NY Times

The House and Senate both passed the bill with a veto-proof majority. It compels the U.S. to penalize Chinese and Hong Kong officials responsible for abuses.
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Senate unanimously passes Hong Kong 'Human Rights and Democracy' bill

24 days ago   |   By NBC News

The White House has yet to say whether Trump would sign or veto the measure.
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U.S. Senate unanimously passes Hong Kong rights bill

24 days ago   |   By National Post

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate, in a unanimous vote, passed legislation on Tuesday aimed at protecting human rights in Hong Kong amid China's crackdown on a pro-democracy protest movement in that vital financial center.
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