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US sanctions 24 Chinese and Hong Kong officials over election law

Biden administration's move comes ahead of high-level diplomatic meeting in Alaska

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the new sanctions underscore "our deep concern" with Beijing's latest move to "unilaterally undermine Hong Kong's electoral system."   © AP

HONG KONG -- Washington has sanctioned 24 officials in China and Hong Kong for their "assault on democracy" by supporting an overhaul to the city's electoral system, on the eve of a high-profile meeting between U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and top Chinese diplomats in Alaska.

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