The House of Representatives of the US Congress on Monday, April 19, approved a resolution calling for continued sanctions pressure on China by the US government in connection with the situation in Hong Kong. Relevant information follows from the official results of the vote, published on the website of the lower house.
It is noted that the non-binding resolution was adopted by 418 votes, and only one legislator voted against, reports The Hill.
The House of Representatives condemned the Chinese government for “the violation of the rights and freedoms of the people of Hong Kong by the PRC and the government of the special administrative region.”
The congressmen’s appeal implies the continuation of the strengthening, “aimed at responding to the situation in Hong Kong,” that is, the application of sanctions against China. Legislators are advising US authorities to coordinate with allies and partners to multilateralize these sanctions.
On the same day, April 20, President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping announced that the Chinese government intends to pursue a more open policy towards other countries, as well as to unite joint efforts to combat coronavirus infection.