US Slaps Sanctions On Hong Kong Leader For ‘Undermining Autonomy’

Victoria Harbor and skyscrapers on the skyline of Hong Kong on Aug. 28, 2019. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Paul Yeung.

The United States on Friday slapped sanctions on Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam and 10 other senior figures, in a major new step against China’s clampdown in the semi-autonomous city.

In the most significant US action since China imposed a tough security law, Lam and the other leaders of the Asian financial hub will have any assets in the United States blocked.

The move also criminalizes any US financial transactions with them.

“The United States stands with the people of Hong Kong and we will use our tools and authorities to target those undermining their autonomy,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement.

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