China bans visits by United States military ships to Hong Kong and sanctions five U.S. NGOs, in response to the American Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act passed last week.
The authorities extends the compulsory quarantine in designed hotels to 21 days for visitors from outside China, Macau, and Taiwan beginning tomorrow and also ban all people who stayed in South Africa over the past 21 days from entering Hong Kong in order to prevent the spread of new variants of SARS-CoV-2.
U.S. President Donald Trump signs the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act into law despite strong opposition from China. The bill means the U.S. will only trade with Hong Kong if it retains enough autonomy and bans the export of crowd-control munitions to Hong Kong Police Force.
The U.S. Senate unanimously passes the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which mandates that the State Department at least annually checks to see if Hong Kong retains enough autonomy to retain its special trade status with the United States. The Senate also unanimously passes another bill banning the sale of certain crowd-control munitions to the Hong Kong police. The former's passage is condemned by China.
The U.S. consulate in Hong Kong says that China denied a request for a port call to Hong Kong by the USS Wasp. China says that it handles approvals "case by case, in accordance with the principle of sovereignty".