søndag 19. juli 2020

What Do Hong Kong Officials Have to Lose From Sanctions?

A number of family members of high-ranking Hong Kong officials are holders of foreign passports and have assets in other countries including the U.S. and the U.K., RFA has learned. If the U.S. goes ahead with sanctions against officials involved in suppressing Hong Kong's human rights or imposing China's national security law on the city, Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam, police commissioner Chris Tang, and Han Zheng, head of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office (HKMAO), could all be in the firing line for asset freezes and travel bans.

John Ullyot, a spokesman for the White House National Security Council, has said U.S. President Donald Trump has not ruled out further sanctions against Hong Kong and ruling Chinese Communist Party officials over Hong Kong and other rights violations.