The United States has threatened sanctions with China if it limits Hong Kong’s autonomy


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U.S. senators have said they will submit legislative proposals to impose sanctions on Chinese officials over Beijing’s new law to protect national security in Hong Kong, Reuters reported.

The United States Department of State has warned China not to pass a planned new law that would limit Hong Kong’s autonomy and special status.

It envisions strengthening “enforcement mechanisms” for security in the semi-autonomous territory following a wave of pro-democracy protests last year.

US President Donald Trump has said that the United States will react, I quote, “very strongly” to plans for a new law that will affect Hong Kong:

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