Senate Passes Sanctions Bill on China Over Hong Kong Law

The U.S. Senate passed by unanimous consent a bipartisan bill that would put sanctions on Chinese officials, businesses and banks that erode Hong Kong’s limited autonomy from Beijing.

Under senate rules, a single objecting senator could have blocked the bill. Sen. Kevin Cramer (R., N.D.) had blocked it earlier this month, citing the need for feedback from the Trump administration. But no one stepped up to do so on Thursday, and it passed by voice vote.