The New Paper

December 1, 2020

China announces sanctions on individuals linked to pro-democracy groups

China announced sanctions against four individuals linked to US-based pro-democracy groups, citing “interference” with China’s affairs in Hong Kong. The sanctions mark the latest in a series of actions related to pro-democracy efforts in Hong Kong, including a rule passed in November that prompted Hong-Kong’s pro-democracy lawmakers to resign en-masse.

Extra: The decision come amid escalating tensions between the US and China, including separate sanctions earlier this year, a controversial Hong Kong national security law, ongoing trade tensions, and a proposed ban on TikTok and WeChat.

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