Anti-government protesters wave a US flag during a demonstration at Chater Garden in Central. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong democracy bill passed by US Congress ‘spells hope for students convicted over protests’

  • US expected to be lenient in granting study visas to students with a record of protest activity
  • Beijing, Hong Kong officials slam bill, which needs fine-tuning before Trump approves it
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Anti-government protesters wave a US flag during a demonstration at Chater Garden in Central. Photo: Felix Wong
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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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