US sanctions pro-China leader of Hong Kong, other officials
August 7, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. on Friday imposed sanctions on Hong Kong officials, including the pro-China leader of the government, accusing them of cooperating with Beijing's effort to undermine autonomy and crack down on freedom in the former British colony.
The sanctions are the latest in a string of actions the Trump administration has taken targeting China as tensions between the two nations rise over trade, COVID-19 and other issues. President Donald Trump's offensive against China comes as he assigns full blame to Beijing for the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., deflecting criticism...