Written by Reuters
16 Oct, 2019 | 6:29 pm
Reuters – China’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday (October 16) that Beijing will take “effective counter-measures” against new legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives related to the Hong Kong protests and urged lawmakers to stop interfering.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday (October 15) passed four pieces of legislation taking a hard line on China, three related to pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.
The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, one of the measures passed by the House, would require the U.S. secretary of state to certify each year that Hong Kong retained its autonomy in order to receive special treatment as a major financial center.
A second, the Protect Hong Kong Act, would bar commercial exports of military and crowd control items that Hong Kong policy could use against demonstrators.
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