(Washington) US Congress Passes Bill Against Chinese Crackdown over Hong Kong
The U.S. legislation would impose sanctions on groups that undermine Hong Kong’s autonomy, including police units that have cracked down on Hong Kong protesters, as well as Chinese Communist Party officials responsible for imposing the new security law. The bill also imposes sanctions on banks that do business with entities found to violate the law.
The Senate gave final legislative approval to the measure on Thursday, a day after the House approved it. It now goes to the White House.
In a television interview on Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence called the new Hong Kong security law a betrayal of the international agreement China signed.
Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., a co-sponsor of the Senate bill, said passage of the “Hong Kong Autonomy Act” makes it clear that the United States “will not stand by as China seeks to crush freedom, human rights and democracy in Hong Kong”.
Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., the bill’s other lead sponsor, urged Trump to sign it into law. “With our bill, the CCP will learn there are ramifications for repressing Hong Kongers’ freedom,” Toomey said, referring to the Chinese Communist Party.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also praised the sanctions bill as an urgently needed response to the cowardly Chinese government’s passage of its so-called national security law.”
Lawmakers from both parties have urged the Trump administration to take strong action in response to the crackdown by China against the former British territory, which was granted partial sovereignty under a treaty that took effect in 1997.
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(Chd,Pb)Capt Picks Chander Gaind for the post of Commissioner of Patiala
Punjab Government Led By Capt Amarinder Singh has issued transfer and posting orders of 2 IAS Officers and 1 PCS officer with immediate effect.
IAS officer Chander Gaind has been transferred and posted as Commissioner, Patiala Division, Patiala and
IAS officer Ghanshayam Thori, Deputy Commissioner, Jalandhar has been given the additional charge of Chief Executive Officer, Jung-e-Azadi Memorial Foundation, Jalandhar, while
PCS officer Amandeep Bansal has been transferred and posted as Secretary, Punjab Subordinate Services Selection Board and in addition Additional Secretary, Medical Education and Research.
(New Delhi) Google Temporarily Blocks Access to Banned Apps in India
Spokesperson Of Internet Mughal did not disclose details of the apps that Google had blocked.
According to sources, developers of many of the 59 banned apps had taken down their apps from Google Play Store voluntarily.
India on Monday banned 59 apps with Chinese links, including TikTok, UC Browser, SHAREit and WeChat, saying they were prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity and security of the country.
(New Delhi) PM Modi Salutes Doctors and Greets CAs on their Day
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The Prime Minister,Narendra Modi has saluted doctors on the occasion of Doctors’ Day.
In a tweet, PM said, “India salutes our doctors- exceptional care givers who are at the forefront of a spirited fight against COVID-19. doctorsday2020.”
India salutes our doctors- exceptional care givers who are at the forefront of a spirited fight against COVID-19The Prime Minister, Shri
In another tweet, the PM said, “Our industrious CA community has a major role to play in ensuring a healthy and transparent economy. Their services to the nation are deeply valued. Greetings on Chartered Accountants Day.”