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China warned that it would take action against the U.S. if POTUS signs legislation that would place Hong Kong's trade status under an annual review that could lead to sanctions against Chinese officials.
politico.com/news/2019/10/1…
The House legislation requires the State Department to report annually whether Hong Kong is sufficiently autonomous from China to justify its unique treatment under U.S. law.
It also directs the Commerce Department to report each year on China's efforts to use Hong Kong to evade U.S. export controls and sanctions.
Another provision requires the president to impose sanctions on any individual responsible for abducting and torturing people for exercising internationally recognized human rights in Hong Kong.
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