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US House passes legislation on Hong Kong: what does it mean?

Updated : October 17, 2019 04:16 PM IST

The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, the most consequential of the bills, would put the former British colony’s special treatment by the United States under tighter scrutiny.
Trade between Hong Kong and the United States was estimated to be $67.3 billion in 2018, with the US running a $33.8 billion surplus — its biggest with any country or territory
The Protect Hong Kong Act, also passed on Tuesday, seeks to block the sale to Hong Kong of tear gas and other crowd control items.
US House passes legislation on Hong Kong: what does it mean?

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