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Senators to Propose Bill Sanctioning Chinese OfficialsOver Hong Kong Security Law

WASHINGTON—U.S. senators are introducing a bipartisan bill that would sanction Chinese party officials and entities who enforce the new national-security laws in Hong Kong, and the legislation also would penalize banks that do business with the entities.

Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D., Md.) and Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa) said they had been working on the bill already but Thursday’s developments made the legislation more urgent. They said they will urge Senate leaders to take up the matter quickly.

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