Hawley to Sponsor Bill Sanctioning Chinese, Hong Kong Authorities for Protest Crackdown

The sanctions would be applied under the Magnitsky Act, which allows the U.S. to target the personal financial interests of human rights abusers anywhere in the world.

By Tobias Hoonhout October 31, 2019 8:10 AM

 Senator Josh Hawley (R, Mo.) appears on Fox News (via YouTube)
Senator Josh Hawley (R, Mo.) appears on Fox News (via YouTube)

The “Hong Kong Be Water” Act, which is co-sponsored by Republican senators Rick Scott of Florida and John Cornyn of Texas, condemns the Chinese government for violating the civil liberties obligated to Hong Kong citizens, and calls for punishing the transgressors by freezing their personal financial assets.

Make no mistake about it: Hong Kong is rapidly becoming a police state. We must send a signal to the world that the United States will stand with Hongkongers as they stand up to the Chinese Communist Party.

The situation in Hong Kong is urgent, and the people of Hong Kong are looking to the United States and to other freedom-loving peoples around the world for support and for strength,” Hawley stated.

It’s time that we sent them the message and that we called on our allies to do the same, that we must stand with Hong Kong, because our own security and our own ideals are at stake.

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Source: National Review


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