US House speaker Nancy Pelosi is given a lapel pin by an activist following the news conference Wednesday at the Capitol in Washington. Behind Pelosi is Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong. Photo: AP

US House speaker Nancy Pelosi backs congressional legislation on Hong Kong

  • Pelosi, the leader of the House of Representatives, says she will bring the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act to a vote ‘as soon as possible’
  • Taking part in news conference are Hong Kong activists Joshua Wong and Denise Ho, as well as Republicans in rare show of bipartisan support
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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US House speaker Nancy Pelosi is given a lapel pin by an activist following the news conference Wednesday at the Capitol in Washington. Behind Pelosi is Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong. Photo: AP
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