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The United States on Dec. 7 imposed sanctions on 14 Chinese officials over their role in curtailing freedoms in Hong Kong, the latest response by the Donald Trump administration to Beijing’s widening crackdown on the city since it imposed a draconian national security law earlier this year.
The sanctioned Chinese officials are members of a body (known as the Standing Committee) that oversees the Chinese regime’s rubber-stamp legislature, the National People’s Congress (NPC), the U.S. Treasury website showed.
“The U.S. is sanctioning the senior leadership of China’s National People’s Congress in connection with developing, adopting, and implementing the National Security Law,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a tweet on Monday. “We will hold Beijing accountable for destroying Hong Kong’s autonomy.”
Beijing on June 30 imposed a national security law for Hong Kong, after …