President Trump Says He’ll Look at Hong Kong Bill
President Donald Trump, said Friday, Nov. 22, he would look at the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act passed by the Senate, Thursday, Nov. 21.
“It is being sent over,” Trump said. “We’re going to take a very good look at it, OK?”
Trump made his remarks during a Cabinet Room meeting about the dangers posed by vaping.
The U.S. Congress approved two bills Thursday to support pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong after months of unrest in the semi-autonomous city.
The House overwhelmingly passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which requires an annual review of the favorable trade status the United States grants Hong Kong. The measure also authorizes U.S. sanctions on Chinese and Hong Kong officials who carry out human rights abuses.
The second piece of legislation prohibits the export of certain non-lethal munitions to Hong Kong, including tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons.