Anti-government protesters call on the US Congress to pass the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act. Photo: Felix Wong

China says US Congress body is ‘full of prejudice’ as report calls for Hong Kong’s special status to be suspended if troops are sent in

  • Foreign ministry in Beijing insists that it will protect its integrity after advisory group calls for action if military is deployed to quell protests
  • Hong Kong enjoys special trade privileges – but US Senate has yet to vote on legislation that would expose these to greater scrutiny
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Anti-government protesters call on the US Congress to pass the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act. Photo: Felix Wong
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Demonstrators shine lights from their cellphones during a rally at Edinburgh Place in the Central district of Hong Kong on Thursday. Photo: Bloomberg

If Beijing puts troops in Hong Kong, Washington should suspend the city’s trade status, US commission says

  • US-China Economic and Security Review Commission also says export control measures on mainland companies should be applied to their Hong Kong units
  • Recommendations come after China calls for tougher crackdown on anti-government protests
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Demonstrators shine lights from their cellphones during a rally at Edinburgh Place in the Central district of Hong Kong on Thursday. Photo: Bloomberg
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