Hong Kong: US passes sanctions as nations condemn new law – BBC News

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US lawmakers have approved new Hong Kong-related sanctions, after Beijing imposed a security law that has been widely condemned across the world.

The US measure, which penalises banks which do business with Chinese officials, was passed unanimously by both the House and the Senate.

It has been sent to President Donald Trump to sign into law.

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China has responded forcefully to international criticism of the new, controversial security law which gives Beijing more control over Hong Kong. Beijing has told several countries that have condemned the new law to ‘stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs’ as US Congress passes new sanctions and the UK offers citizenship to more than three million Hong Kongers.

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