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US Senate approves sanctions on China, bill heads to US President Donald Trump

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Bloomberg7/3/2020 09:44 AM GMT+08  • 3 min read
US Senate approves sanctions on China, bill heads to US President Donald Trump
The legislation has been a high priority for members of both parties, who’ve been joining forces on measures to pressure the government in Beijing on trade and human rights.
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(July 3): The US Senate gave final approval to legislation that would impose sanctions on Chinese officials cracking down on dissent in Hong Kong. The bill heads to President Donald Trump for his signature or veto.

The House and Senate moved quickly to enact the legislation after the Chinese government imposed a new national security law in the territory that critics say is aimed at squashing protests against the government and could lead to, in some cases, life imprisonment.

The legislation has been a high priority for members of both parties, who’ve been joining forces on measures to pressure the government in Beijing on trade and human rights.

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