The US Congress is considering legislation to ban sales of tear gas to Hong Kong, where riot police have been accused of misusing the crowd control measure. Photo: Sam Tsang

US tear gas sale ban for Hong Kong draws sarcastic response from China

  • Foreign ministry spokeswoman accuses Americans of ‘sheer hypocrisy and double standards’
  • Britain, a main supplier of crowd control equipment to Hong Kong, has also suspended its exports ‘until concerns about human rights in the city are addressed’
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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The US Congress is considering legislation to ban sales of tear gas to Hong Kong, where riot police have been accused of misusing the crowd control measure. Photo: Sam Tsang
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People run as police fire tear gas in Hong Kong on Sunday. Photo: AP

US lawmakers introduce bill to stop tear gas sales to Hong Kong

  • Bill would prohibit US companies from exporting non-lethal crowd control and defence items to Hong Kong
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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People run as police fire tear gas in Hong Kong on Sunday. Photo: AP
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