Reuters: U.S. imposes sanctions on four Chinese officials over Hong Kong crackdown
Tue November, 2020, Age: 3 years
The U.S. has imposed sanctions on four more officials for their role in implementing Hong Kong’s new national security law. They have been identified as Deng Zhonghua, deputy director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, Edwina Lau, deputy commissioner of the Hong Kong Police Forces, and Li Jiangzhou and Li Kwai-wah, two officials at the newly established Hong Kong national security office. This latest development follows the sanctioning of 10 people, including Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam, in August. Pursuant to the signing of the Hong Kong Autonomy Act, the U.S. has also warned international financial firms doing business with individuals deemed responsible for China’s crackdown in Hong Kong that they may also be subject to so-called secondary sanctions going forward.