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Hong Kong protests

China vows to retaliate over US Senate passing Hong Kong bill

Vote complicates talks aimed at reaching a preliminary trade agreement

WASHINGTON/HONG KONG -- China on Wednesday condemned the U.S. Senate's passing of a bill in support of Hong Kong protesters, repeating a threat to retaliate with unspecified measures.

The upper chamber of Congress unanimously passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which requires the U.S. government to review annually whether the city's "one country, two systems" formula is functioning and calls for sanctions on those who abuse human rights in the former British colony.

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