New Bill ‘PROTECT HONG KONG ACT’ proposed by U.S. lawmakers to stop export of riot control weapons to Hong Kong


11th September 2019 – (Hong Kong) U.S. lawmakers introduced a new Bill titled ‘PROTECT HONG KONG Act’ to suspend sales of tear gas, pepper spray, rubber bullets and other riot control weapons to Hong Kong. The Bill is proposed by James McGovern, Democrat of Massachusetts, Christopher Smith, Republican of New Jersey, and Ro Khanna, Democrat of California.

In addition to the proposed Bill, the Secretary of State will also be required to issue a report to U.S. Congress on riot control weapons that had been exported to Hong Kong in the last five years prior to the enactment of the Bill.