U.S. Sanctions Four More China Nationals Over Hong Kong

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    Nov.09 — The U.S. is imposing sanctions on four more people in its continuing response to China’s crackdown on dissent in Hong Kong. Meanwhile, Hong Kong’s pro-democracy politicians said they would quit en masse if Beijing moves to disqualify any individual members of the Legislative Council. Stephen Engle reports on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Australia.”

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