EU Levels Sanctions Over Hong Kong Security Law, Inching Toward Tough U.S. Stance on China

Brussels to limit exports of equipment Beijing could use for repression and reassess extradition arrangements

President Trump signed a sanctions bill targeting Chinese officials and said he would end special treatment for Hong Kong. WSJ’s Andrew Dowell looks at how tensions over a national security law recently imposed by Beijing are changing the financial hub. Photo Composite: George Downs

BRUSSELS—The European Union imposed sanctions on China over its treatment of Hong Kong on Tuesday, inching the bloc closer to the Trump administration’s more hawkish stance toward Beijing.

2020欧洲杯APPThe sanctions include limiting exports of equipment China could use for repression and reassessing extradition arrangements in light of Beijing’s imposition of a draconian national security law. The U.K., which this year left the EU, recently suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong.

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