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Legislation Aimed at Protecting Human Rights in Hong Kong Is Heading to the White House. ...

Congress overwhelmingly passed legislation this week supporting the protests in Hong Kong, which have raged for nearly half a year. The bill, known as the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, will head to President Donald Trump s desk to review within the coming days. Protesters would herald the passage of the act as a victory, believing it could pressure the Hong Kong government into acceding to their political demands. But the policy would likely further strain the U.S.-China relationship, which is already hampered by a bruising trade war. Chinese officials have ominously warned of harsh countermeasures against the U.S. if the bill becomes law. As the act awaits...


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