Marco Rubio welcomes new US tools to deter Beijing meddling

Local | 28 Nov 2019 9:14 am

Republican Senator Marco Rubio, a key figure behind the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act applauded President Donald Trump’s decision to sign the congressional legislation which was overwhelmingly endorsed by the Republicans and the Democrats.

“The U.S. now has new and meaningful tools to deter further influence and interference from Beijing into Hong Kong’s internal affairs,” Rubio said in a statement.

“In an overwhelming display of bipartisan unity, Congress passed our Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, and I applaud President Trump for signing this critical legislation into law.

"I look forward to continuing to work with the administration to implement this law.”

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