Protesters set fire at a roadblock on Sunday after wreaking havoc at two Hong Kong MTR stations. US legislation aimed at supporting democratic freedoms in the city targets media outlets affiliated with Beijing. Photo: Sam Tsang

US’ revised Hong Kong democracy bill targets Chinese state media over ‘harassment’ of protesters

  • Legislation would compel the US State Department to weigh ‘deliberate targeting of democracy activists’ in granting visas to Chinese state media’s journalists
  • Hong Kong newspapers run by the Communist Party are cited specifically in the revised bill, expected to go to a US Senate vote by mid-October
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Protesters set fire at a roadblock on Sunday after wreaking havoc at two Hong Kong MTR stations. US legislation aimed at supporting democratic freedoms in the city targets media outlets affiliated with Beijing. Photo: Sam Tsang
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