The House and Senate versions of the Hong Kong human rights bill moved a step closer to being passed on Wednesday. Photo: Bloomberg

Beijing vows to retaliate after US’ Hong Kong human rights bill is approved by congressional committees

  • Foreign ministry spokesman says the bill is a malicious attempt to contain China’s rise
  • Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act progressed through Senate and House committees on Wednesday
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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The House and Senate versions of the Hong Kong human rights bill moved a step closer to being passed on Wednesday. Photo: Bloomberg
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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

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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