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US-China tensions

US sanctions 4 Chinese officials over Hong Kong crackdown

Pompeo cites national security law roles as he blocks US assets

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says, "These actions underscore U.S. resolve to hold accountable key figures that are actively eviscerating the freedoms of the people of Hong Kong and undermining Hong Kong's autonomy."   © Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on four more Chinese officials in Hong Kong's governing and security establishment over their alleged role in crushing dissent in the former British colony.

The U.S. Treasury and State Department identified the four as Deng Zhonghua, deputy director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office; Edwina Lau, deputy commissioner of police in Hong Kong, and Li Jiangzhou and Li Kwai-wah, two officials at the newly established national security office in Hong Kong.

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