THE JOURNAL OF EXPORT CONTROLS AND SANCTIONS

Issue 83, October 2019

US senators urge Hong Kong export controls

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A bipartisan group of US senators, led by Republican Jim Risch and Democrat Bob Menendez, has written to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, ‘requesting an assessment of the adequacy of U.S. export controls with respect to Hong Kong.’ The senators’ main concerns include ‘Mainland China’s potential abuse of Hong Kong’s special treatment under U.S. law to illicitly secure sensitive technolo­gies; and the use of crowd control equipment against Hong Kong protesters.’ They write: ‘Since its handover to China in 1997, Hong Kong’s open investment environment has been a source of growth for China, as...

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