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International relations

Trump signs Hong Kong bill to punish Chinese officials and banks

Move comes with executive order to revoke city's preferential treatment

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the White House on July 14.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed into law a bill requiring sanctions against Chinese officials involved in Beijing's crackdown on Hong Kong as well as banks that do business with them.

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