China suspends US Navy visits to Hong Kong over support for protests

Sun Online Desk

3rd December, 2019 03:59:51 printer

China suspends US Navy visits to Hong Kong over support for protests

 

China has suspended visits by US Navy ships and aircraft to Hong Kong after Washington passed legislation last week backing pro-democracy protesters, reports BBC.

Beijing also unveiled sanctions against a number of US human rights groups.

It comes after US President Donald Trump signed the Human Rights and Democracy Act into law.

The act orders an annual review to check if Hong Kong has enough autonomy to justify special trading status with the US.

President Trump is currently seeking a deal with China in order to end a trade war.

 


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