Police detain a student activist at Polytechnic University. Support for a US Senate bill that could pave the way for diplomatic action and sanctions against Hong Kong surged following violence at the campus. Photo: AP

Donald Trump set to have final say on Hong Kong democracy act as Senate passes it

  • The number of lawmakers co-sponsoring surged ahead of the bill’s passage, following violence at Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University
  • House and Senate versions of the act will be unified for final approvals, before going to the president
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Police detain a student activist at Polytechnic University. Support for a US Senate bill that could pave the way for diplomatic action and sanctions against Hong Kong surged following violence at the campus. Photo: AP
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Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney is the Post’s North America bureau chief. He spent 11 years in China as a language student and correspondent for Dow Jones Newswires and Bloomberg, and continued covering the country as a correspondent and an academic after leaving. His debut novel, The Wounded Muse, draws on actual events that played out in Beijing while he lived there.