Sam Brownback, US Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom at the US Consulate General in Hong Kong. Photo: SCMP/Dickson Lee

US hasn’t ruled out sanctions on China as it pushes ‘religious freedom agenda’ with Beijing, American envoy says

  • Sam Brownback, US ambassador-at-large for religious freedom, says he hopes to work with Beijing to develop an action plan
  • ‘There are tools’ to compel compliance, Brownback says, though he would not say whether the US would enact sanctions.
Topic |   Human rights in China

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Sam Brownback, US Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom at the US Consulate General in Hong Kong. Photo: SCMP/Dickson Lee
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Mimi Lau

Mimi Lau

Mimi Lau covers human rights, religion and civil society in China. She spent seven years in southern China as the Post's Guangzhou Correspondent before returning to Hong Kong in 2017. Today, Mimi continues to pursue stories across the country, monitoring and reporting on key political and civil issues. She has won numerous awards for her work.