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US House of Representatives Approves New Hong Kong-Related Sanctions After Beijing introduced Security Law Condemned by countries around the world. The law, unanimously passed, penalizes banks that do business with Chinese officials. It will need Senate approval before going to President Trump.

Critics say Chinese law ends freedom guaranteed for 50 years by British rule Completed in 1997. "This law is a brutal crackdown against the people," said US House Speaker Nancy Phelps. "Hong Kong aims to destroy the freedom they promised."

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the passage of the national security law was a "clear and serious breach" of the Joint Declaration. Sino-English English 1985 By: Collaborators