Senate Passes China Sanctions Bill

U.S. stands with the people of Hong Kong.

On Thursday, the Senate passed legislation to impose sanctions on Chinese officials who restrict Hong Kong’s autonomy. The bill now heads to President Trump’s desk.

In a speech on the Senate floor, Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania said, “All of the prosperity and the elevation of human dignity that comes from human freedom and democratic values from one model, that is the model that is up against the dark shadows of the authoritarian governments that we are constantly pushing to systematically erode, corrode and warp the values and freedoms that we cherish. … Through this bill, the U.S. Senate makes clear which side we’re on.”

Senator Chris Van Hollen of Maryland added, “passing this legislation would show that the United States must stand with the people of Hong Kong.”

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also condemned China for approving its controversial national security law. “The Chinese Communist Party’s decision to impose draconian national security legislation on Hong Kong destroys the territory’s autonomy and one of China’s greatest achievements,” he said.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For President Trump, Secretary Pompeo and others working on the complicated relationships with China.
  • For the people of Hong Kong now dealing with repressive rules and regulations that are targeting the freedoms they have enjoyed.

Sources: The Hill, Washington Times


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