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Article Date: December 2019
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China Backs Off on Retaliation over New U.S. Hong Kong Law

China issued a rather mild rebuke to the U.S. in its response to President Trump signing the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which Beijing had criticized as unwarranted interference in its internal affairs. China said it would suspend visits by U.S. ships to Hong Kong and also sanction several NGOs which operate in Hong Kong but not in China. The U.S. law, which passed Congress with a veto-proof majority, requires the State Department to certify annually that Hong Kong continues to enjoy the autonomy granted to it by the separation agreement between China and the U.K. and empowers ... Log in to view full article.


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