Foreign Affairs
New US sanctions against China

The US authorities have approved new sanctions against China in the wake of a new law on security in Hong Kong. This law has been condemned by the international community.

Measures by the US Government, which have been approved unanimously by the House of Representatives, will penalise banks doing business with Chinese officials. The sanctions had been approved by the Senate before being placed before President Donald Trump.

Through this law, China will block the freedom enjoyed by Hong Kong from China over the past 50 years. Speaker Nancy Pelosi described the law as brutal, adding that it will destroy the freedom of the people of Hong Kong.