Trump Signs Hong Kong Sanctions Bill, Pivots to Criticizing Biden

Trump Signs Hong Kong Sanctions Bill, Pivots to Criticizing Biden

WASHINGTON—President Trump said he signed into law a bipartisan sanctions bill to punish Chinese officials over Beijing’s crackdown on Hong Kong, in an hour-long press conference at the White House dominated by criticisms of Joe Biden, his presumptive 2020 election rival.

The law requires sanctions targeting Chinese officials who crack down on the rights of Hong Kong residents to free speech and peaceful assembly, as well as the banks that do business with those officials.

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