There is a growing bipartisan consensus in Washington regarding China. Photo: Reuters

US Senate rush to pass Hong Kong democracy bill brings growing concerns over city’s future into focus

  • The legislation has been described as ‘symbolic’ because most powers already exist in US law – but analysts say it shows strength of bipartisan feeling towards China
  • Business leaders fear room for compromise is getting smaller with Congress ‘likely to crucify Donald Trump’ if he vetoes legislation
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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There is a growing bipartisan consensus in Washington regarding China. Photo: Reuters
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi presides over the US House of Representatives, which approved the Senate version of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

Hong Kong human rights bill clears US Congress, is sent to Donald Trump to sign into law

  • Vote was an overwhelming 417-1 in favour of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act
  • Trump is expected to sign the legislation, Bloomberg reports
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi presides over the US House of Representatives, which approved the Senate version of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
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