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Biden threatens new China sanctions if elected

National security law is 'death blow' to territory's freedom, presidential candidate says

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden puts his protective face mask back on after speaking and answering questions from reporters during a campaign event in Wilmington, Delaware on June 30.   © Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Democrat Joe Biden on Wednesday threatened new economic sanctions on China if he is elected U.S. president, calling its new security law imposed on Hong Kong a "death blow" to the territory's freedom.

Biden, who has a lead in national opinion polls ahead of his Nov. 3 election fight against President Donald Trump, said Beijing was "acting with impunity" when it unveiled new laws for Hong Kong that would punish crimes of secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces with up to life in prison.

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