Demonstrators head to the US Consulate in Hong Kong on September 8, calling on American lawmakers to support democratic aspirations in the city. On Tuesday, a bill aimed at doing that passed the House and Senate. Photo: Kyodo

US bill on Hong Kong democracy, which has angered China, gets approval in House and Senate committees

  • The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act clears House and Senate committees, with floor votes to come
  • Legislation mandates sanctions against Chinese officials deemed responsible for ‘undermining basic freedoms in Hong Kong’
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Demonstrators head to the US Consulate in Hong Kong on September 8, calling on American lawmakers to support democratic aspirations in the city. On Tuesday, a bill aimed at doing that passed the House and Senate. Photo: Kyodo
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Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney is the Post’s North America bureau chief. He spent 11 years in China as a language student and correspondent for Dow Jones Newswires and Bloomberg, and continued covering the country as a correspondent and an academic after leaving. His debut novel, The Wounded Muse, draws on actual events that played out in Beijing while he lived there.