The sanctions law signed: America treated Hong Kong as part of China

In the dispute over the autonomy of Hong Kong has signed America's President Donald Trump is a sanction to act against China. Thus, China should be used for "

The sanctions law signed: America treated Hong Kong as part of China

In the dispute over the autonomy of Hong Kong has signed America's President Donald Trump is a sanction to act against China. Thus, China should be used for "repressive actions" against the people in Hong Kong held accountable, Trump said on Tuesday evening (local time). The law will give the government powerful new tools to against individuals and institutions to act, "the Hong Kong's freedom to extinguish".

It is aimed at police units, which are hard to take action against protesters
in the special management zone, and officials of the Communist party of China. America's house of representatives and the Senate had adopted the Hong Kong autonomy law to the beginning of the month with no votes against.

of China was adopted at the end of last month, a controversial law for the protection of national security in Hong Kong. It is directed against activities that are seen by Beijing as a subversive, separatist or terrorist. Also, it is to punish the "collusion" of activists with forces abroad.

The American law provides for sanctions, according to which the possession of those Affected in the United States frozen and the entry can be forbidden. Also against foreign banks that help from Washington's point of view, to China's efforts, the autonomy of Hong Kong to undermine, penalties may be imposed. So American financial institutions may be prohibited, for example, to grant loans to the affected banks.

"As a part of China"

Trump also said that he had signed a decree under which complete all the preferential treatments for Hong Kong. The metropolis will in future be treated as a part of China, the President said: "No special privileges, no special economic treatment and no Export of sensitive technologies." The government had announced this step already. According to a fact sheet from the White house
the regulation provides for the revocation of special treatment for Hong Kong passport holders.

Trumps government had already announced at the end of may, the Chinese special administrative region of Hong Kong because of the increasing interference of Beijing's advantageous to want to have legal status to be deleted. In addition to the export controls, this should also apply to customs duties and the granting of visas, as it was then called.

Updated Date: 14 July 2020, 23:19

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