The US Senate has passed the “Hong Kong Autonomy Act” with the message that it will side with Hong Kong in the face of China’s continued influence.
The bill was passed unanimously in the Senate on Thursday. The bill was introduced in response to China’s imposition of a new national security law in Hong Kong. The Senate passed the bill to punish China.
Under this, if anyone supports China’s attempt to stifle Hong Kong’s autonomy, that person or company will be subject to sanctions.
Moreover, the bill also mentions another clause of prohibition.
The ban will apply to any bank that has a transaction with someone who supports any attempt to curtail Hong Kong’s autonomy.
The sanctions bill was drafted by a Republican and a Democratic senator, accusing China of depriving Hong Kong of its human rights.