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.
In response to the United States placing sanctions on Chinese officials for their roles in the internment of Uyghurs, the Chinese Foreign Ministry announces it will place sanctions on several American politicians, such as Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, and the government agency Congressional-Executive Commission on China for "wrong actions".
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. State Department imposes visa restrictions on numerous Chinese government officials whom it believes responsible for the detention or abuse of Muslim Uighurs and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang province. On Monday the Department of Commerce added twenty-eight Chinese firms and bureaus to its "trade blacklist" for similar reasons.
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".