Hong Kong Be Water Act

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The Hong Kong Be Water Act of 2019 is a proposed legislative bill, introduced in October 2019, that calls for sanctions and the freezing of assets under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act of Hong Kong and Mainland Chinese officials as well as state-owned enterprises involved in the suppression of demonstrators' freedom of expression and assembly during the 2019 Hong Kong protests.[1][2] The bill was introduced by senator Josh Hawley and co-sponsored by senators Rick Scott and John Cornyn.[3] The bill is named after a quote by Bruce Lee on adaptability.[4] In December 2019, demonstrators in Hong Kong advocated for the bill before the U.S. consulate.[4]

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  1. ^ "US senator introduces act to target govt officials". RTHK. November 1, 2019. Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  2. ^ "US Senator backs 'Hong Kong Be Water Act' to seize assets of rights abusers". The Standard. November 1, 2019. Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  3. ^ Frazin, Rachel (October 31, 2019). "Republicans to introduce legislation condemning China's actions in Hong Kong". The Hill. Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  4. ^ a b Tam, Felix (December 19, 2019). "Hong Kong protesters seek international support on rights". Reuters. Retrieved December 22, 2019.

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