by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/20/19, 11:34 am
China on Wednesday threatened “strong countermeasures” after the U.S. Senate unanimously approved a bill the day before to protect human rights in Hong Kong. The bill will now go to the U.S. House of Representatives, which passed similar legislation last month. If approved, the measure will impose sanctions on Chinese and Hong Kong officials responsible for rights abuses and require an annual review of the semi-autonomous territory’s trade status with the United States.