The United States Senate unanimously votes to pass the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, a bill that would ban products from Xinjiang in China, unless they are certified as not from the Xinjiang internment camps.
The Chinese foreign ministry announces it would reciprocate the sanctions that the U.S. State Department imposed earlier this month onto its senior diplomats visiting the U.S., by also imposing similar countermeasures to U.S. diplomats in China.
The Hong Kong High Court denies the lift of a travel ban imposed on pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong, who was scheduled to travel to the United Kingdom to receive a human rights award from the two houses of the British Parliament. The judge cites the risk of absconding and says he can remain in the city to help restore peace.
As the situation worsens with clashes in the central financial district, police say violence is bringing the city to the "brink of total breakdown". Large-scale protests continue near the City University of Hong Kong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and other districts including Central and Tai Po.
The White House criticizes China's decision to place tariffs of up to 25% on 128 U.S. imports including pork and wine which was in retaliation to U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to introduce tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminium imports.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi agree, on principle, that a strong United Nations Security Council resolution is needed regarding North Korea's nuclear test earlier this month.