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House forwards bill rebuking China to Senate

United States House of Representatives forwarded a bill calling for mandatory sanctions on entities that violate China's obligations to Hong Kong to the Senate.

"Today’s action is an urgently needed response to the cowardly Chinese government’s passage of its so-called 'national security' law, which threatens the end of the 'one country, two systems' promised exactly 23 years ago today [..] The House continues to urge President Trump to take strong, strategic action to hold Chinese officials accountable, including through the sanctions set out in this legislation and in the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said after the legislation was voted on.

The move comes after China recently passed a national security law drafted by Beijing for Hong Kong, which the US believes would jeopardize the legislative region's autonomy.

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