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116TH CONGRESS S.
1ST SESSION
 

To amend the Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992 and for other purposes.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

Mr. RUBIO (for himself, Mr. CARDIN, Mr. RISCH, and Mr. MENENDEZ) intro-duced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Com-mittee on

A BILL

To amend the Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992 and for other

purposes.

  1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-
  • tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
  • SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.
  • (a) SHORT  TITLE.—This Act may be cited as the

5  ‘‘Hong  Kong  Human  Rights  and  Democracy  Act  of

  • 2019’’.
  • (b) TABLE OF CONTENTS.—The table of contents for
  • this Act is as follows:

Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.

Sec. 2. Definitions.

Sec. 3. Statement of policy.

Sec. 4. Amendments to the United States-Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992.

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Sec. 5. Annual report on enforcement of United States export control and sanc-tions laws by Hong Kong.

Sec. 6. Protecting United States citizens and others from rendition to mainland China.

Sec. 7. Identification of persons responsible for abductions and for other ac-

tions to suppress basic freedoms in Hong Kong.

Sec. 8. Inadmissibility of certain aliens and family members.

Sec. 9. Financial measures.

Sec. 10. Reports to Congress.

SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.

  • In this Act:

3                           (1) ADMITTED; ALIEN.—The terms ‘‘admitted’’

  • and ‘‘alien’’ have the meanings given those terms in
  • section 101 of the Immigration and Nationality Act
  • (8 U.S.C. 1101).
7 (2)  APPROPRIATE   CONGRESSIONAL   COMMIT-
8 TEES.—The  term  ‘‘appropriate  congressional  com-
  • mittees’’ means—
10 (A) the Committee on Armed Services of
11 the Senate;
12 (B) the Committee on Banking, Housing,
13 and Urban Affairs of the Senate;
14 (C) the Committee on Foreign Relations of
15 the Senate;
16 (D) the Committee on Homeland Security
17 and Governmental Affairs of the Senate;
18 (E) the Committee on the Judiciary of the
19 Senate;
20 (F) the Committee on Armed Services of
21 the House of Representatives;
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1 (G) the Committee on Financial Services
2 of the House of Representatives;
3 (H) the Committee on Foreign Affairs of
4 the House of Representatives;
5 (I) the Committee on Homeland Security
6 of the House of Representatives; and
7 (J) the Committee on the Judiciary of the
8 House of Representatives.
9 (3) CHINA.—The term ‘‘China’’ means the Peo-
  1. ple’s Republic of China.

11                           (4)  FINANCIAL  INSTITUTION.—The        term     ‘‘fi-

  1. nancial institution’’ has the meaning given that term
  1. in section 5312 of title 31, United States Code.

14                           (5) SOCIAL CREDIT SYSTEM.—The term ‘‘social

  1. credit system’’ means a system proposed by the Gov-
  1. ernment of China, scheduled to be implemented by
  1. 2020, that would aggregate data on every Chinese
  1. citizen  and  business  from  existing  financial  credit
  1. systems, mass surveillance, public records, online ac-
  • tivity, and artificial intelligence to expand the notion
  • of a financial credit score, potentially rewarding or
  • punishing certain financial, social, religious, or polit-
  • ical behaviors.

24                           (6)    UNITED        STATES        PERSON.—The         term

  • ‘‘United States person’’ means—
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1 (A) a United States citizen or an alien law-
2 fully admitted for permanent residence to the
3 United States; or
4 (B) an entity organized under the laws of
5 the United States or of any jurisdiction within
6 the United States, including a foreign branch of
7 such an entity.

SEC. 3. STATEMENT OF POLICY.

  • It is the policy of the United States—

10                           (1) to reaffirm the principles and objectives set

  1. forth in the United States-Hong Kong Policy Act of
  1. 1992 (Public Law 102–383), namely that—
13 (A) the United States has ‘‘a strong inter-
14 est  in  the  continued  vitality,  prosperity,  and
15 stability of Hong Kong’’;
16 (B)  ‘‘[s]upport  for  democratization  is  a
17 fundamental principle of United States foreign
18 policy’’;
19 (C)  ‘‘the  human  rights  of  the  people  of
20 Hong  Kong  are  of  great  importance  to  the
21 United  States  and  are  directly  relevant  to
22 United  States  interests  in  Hong  Kong  [and]
23 serve as a basis for Hong Kong’s continued eco-
24 nomic prosperity’’; and
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1 (D) Hong Kong must remain sufficiently
2 autonomous  from  the  People’s  Republic  of
3 China to justify a different treatment under a
4 particular law of the United States, or any pro-
5 vision thereof, from that accorded the People’s
6 Republic of China;
7 (2) to support the democratic aspirations of the
  • people of Hong Kong, as guaranteed to them by the
  • Joint Declaration of the Government of the United
  1. Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and
  1. the Government of the People’s Republic of China
  1. on the Question of Hong Kong, done at Beijing De-
  1. cember  19,  1984  (referred  to  in  this  Act  as  the
  1. ‘‘Joint Declaration’’), the International Covenant on
  1. Civil and Political Rights, done at New York Decem-
  1. ber 19, 1966, the Universal Declaration of Human
  1. Rights, done at Paris December 10, 1948, and the
  1. Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative
  1. Region of the People’s Republic of China (referred
  • to in this Act as the ‘‘Basic Law’’),;

21                           (3) to urge the Government of the People’s Re-

  • public of China to uphold its commitments to Hong
  • Kong, including allowing the people of Hong Kong
  • to rule Hong Kong with a high degree of autonomy
  • and without undue interference, and ensuring that

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  1. Hong Kong voters freely enjoy the right to elect the
  • Chief Executive and all members of the Hong Kong
  • Legislative Council by universal suffrage;

4                           (4) to support the establishment of a genuine

  • democratic option to freely and fairly nominate and
  • elect the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, and the es-
  • tablishment by 2020 of open and direct democratic
  • elections for all members of the Hong Kong Legisla-
  • tive Council;

10                           (5) to support the robust exercise by residents

  1. of Hong Kong of the rights to free speech and the
  1. press as guaranteed to them by the Basic Law and
  1. the Joint Declaration;

14                           (6) to ensure that all residents of Hong Kong

  1. are afforded freedom from arbitrary or unlawful ar-
  1. rest,  detention,  or  imprisonment  as  guaranteed  to
  1. them by the Basic Law and the Joint Declaration;

18                           (7) to draw international attention to any viola-

  1. tions by the Government of the People’s Republic of
  • China  of  the  fundamental  rights  of  residents  of
  • Hong Kong and any encroachment upon the auton-
  • omy guaranteed to Hong Kong by the Basic Law
  • and the Joint Declaration;

24                           (8) to protect United States citizens and long-

  • term permanent residents living in Hong Kong and

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  1. those  visiting  and  transiting  through  Hong  Kong;
  • and

3                           (9) to maintain the economic and cultural ties

  • that provide significant benefits to the United States
  • and Hong Kong.
  • SEC. 4. AMENDMENTS TO THE UNITED STATES-HONG KONG

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POLICY ACT OF 1992.

  • (a)  REPORT.—Title  II  of  the  United  States-Hong
  • Kong Policy Act of 1992 (22 U.S.C. 5721 et seq.) is
  1. amended—

11                           (1) in section 201(b), by inserting ‘‘or after’’

  1. after ‘‘entered into before’’; and
13 (2) adding at the end the following:
14 ‘‘SEC. 205. SECRETARY OF STATE REPORT REGARDING THE
15 AUTONOMY OF HONG KONG.
  1. ‘‘(a) REPORT.—

17                           ‘‘(1)  IN     GENERAL.—The       Secretary   of   State

  1. shall  annually  certify  to  Congress,  in  conjunction
  1. with the report required under section 301, whether
  • Hong Kong is sufficiently autonomous to justify spe-
  • cial  treatment  by  the  United  States  for  bilateral
  • agreements and programs, in accordance with this
  • Act, including the degree to which Hong Kong’s au-
  • tonomy has been eroded due to actions taken by the
  • Government of China that are inconsistent with its

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  1. commitments in the Basic Law and the Joint Dec-
  • laration and the impact of such erosion on specific
  • areas of cooperation with the United States, includ-
4 ing  on  political  rights,  civil  liberties,  rule  of  law,
5 freedom  of  information,  religious  freedom,  and
  • democratic governance in Hong Kong.

7                           ‘‘(2) FACTOR FOR CONSIDERATION.—In making

  • a certification under paragraph (1), the Secretary of
  • State should consider the terms, obligations, and ex-
  1. pectations expressed in the Joint Declaration with
  1. respect to Hong Kong.
  1. ‘‘(b) WAIVER  AUTHORITY.—The Secretary of State
  1. may waive the application of subsection (a) if the Sec-
  1. retary—

15                           ‘‘(1) determines that such a waiver is in the na-

  1. tional security interests of the United States; and

17                           ‘‘(2) on or before the date on which the waiver

  1. takes effect, notifies the Committee on Foreign Re-
  1. lations of the Senate and the Committee on Foreign
  • Affairs of the House of Representatives of the intent
  • to waive such subsection.’’.
  • (b) VISA APPLICANTS.—Title II of the United States-
  • Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992 (22 U.S.C. 5721 et seq.),
  • as amended by subsection (a), is further amended by add-
  • ing at the end the following:

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‘‘SEC. 206. TREATMENT OF HONG KONG APPLICANTS FOR

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VISAS TO STUDY OR WORK IN THE UNITED

STATES.

  • ‘‘(a) STATEMENT OF POLICY.—Notwithstanding any

5  other  provision  of  law,  applications  for  visas  to  enter,

  • study, or work in the United States, which are submitted
  • by  otherwise  qualified  applicants  who  resided  in  Hong
  • Kong in 2014, shall not be denied on the basis of the ap-
  • plicant’s arrest, detention, or other adverse government
  1. action taken as a result of the applicant’s participation
  1. in  nonviolent  protest  activities  related  to  the  electoral
  1. process,  internationally  recognized  human  rights,  pro-
  1. tecting an independent judiciary, or the rule of law.
  1. ‘‘(b)  IMPLEMENTATION.—The  Secretary  of  State
  1. shall take such steps as may be necessary to ensure that
  1. consular officers are aware of the policy described in sub-
  1. section (a) and receive appropriate training and support
  1. to ensure that the policy is carried out so that affected
  1. individuals  do  not  face  discrimination  or  unnecessary
  • delay in the processing of their visa applications, includ-
  • ing—

22                           ‘‘(1) providing specialized training for consular

  • officers posted to Hong Kong, Beijing, Guangzhou,
  • or Macau;

25                           ‘‘(2) instructing the United States Consulate in

  • Hong Kong to maintain an active list of individuals

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  1. whom are known to have been detained, arrested, or

2               otherwise   targeted    by   the    Government   of   Hong

  • Kong or of China, or intermediaries of such govern-
  • ments, as a result of their participation in the 2014
  • protests, to facilitate the cross-checking of visa ap-
  • plications for Hong Kong residents;

7                           ‘‘(3) amending the physical and online versions

  • of the visa application, as necessary, to notify rel-
  • evant applicants of such policy; and

10                           ‘‘(4) instructing personnel at the United States

  1. Consulate in Hong Kong to engage with relevant in-

12               dividuals    in    the     Hong    Kong    community    to

  1. proactively inform them that they will not face dis-
  1. crimination when applying for a visa to the United
  1. States due to any adverse action taken against them
  1. by the authorities as a result of their participation
  1. in the 2014 protests or other peaceful pro-democracy
  1. or human rights demonstrations.
  1. ‘‘(c)  COOPERATION   WITH   LIKE-MINDED   COUN-
  • TRIES.—The Secretary of State, or his or her designee,
  • shall contact appropriate representatives of other demo-
  • cratic  countries,  particularly  those  who  receive  a  large
  • number of applicants for student and employment visas
  • from Hong Kong—
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1 ‘‘(1) to inform them of the United States policy
  • regarding arrests for participation in nonviolent pro-
  • tests in Hong Kong;

4                           ‘‘(2) to encourage them to take similar steps to

  • ensure the rights of nonviolent protesters are pro-
  • tected from discrimination due to the actions of the
  • Government of Hong Kong and of China; and

8                           ‘‘(3)  to  offer  to  share  information,  as  appro-

  • priate,  regarding  the  execution  of  such  policy,  in-
  1. cluding information regarding persons eligible for re-
  1. lief under such policy.’’.
  1. SEC. 5. ANNUAL REPORT ON ENFORCEMENT OF UNITED

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STATES EXPORT CONTROL AND SANCTIONS

LAWS BY HONG KONG.

  1. (a) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 180 days after the
  1. date of the enactment of this Act, and annually thereafter,
  1. the Secretary of Commerce, in consultation with the Sec-
  1. retary of the Treasury and the Secretary of State, shall
  1. submit a report to the committees specified in subsection
  • (b) that includes—

21                           (1) an assessment of whether the Government

  • of Hong Kong has adequately enforced the export
  • control  laws  of  the  United  States  with  respect  to
  • sensitive dual-use items;

25                           (2) to the extent possible, an identification of—

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1 (A) any items that were reexported from
2 Hong Kong in violation of such laws;
3 (B)  the  countries  and  persons  to  which
4 such items were reexported; and
5 (C) how such items were used;
6 (3) an assessment of whether sensitive dual-use
7 items  subject  to  the  export  control  laws  of  the
  • United States are being—
9 (A) transshipped through Hong Kong; and
10 (B) used to develop—
11 (i)  the  Sharp  Eyes,  Skynet,  Inte-
12 grated Joint Operations Platform, or other
13 systems of mass surveillance and predictive
14 policing; or
15 (ii)  the  ‘‘social  credit’’  system  of
16 China;
17 (4) an assessment of the efforts by the Govern-
  1. ment of China to use the status of Hong Kong as
  1. a  separate  customs  territory  to  import  items  into
  • China in violation of the export control laws of the
  • United States, whether as part of the Greater Bay
  • Area plan, the assignment of Hong Kong by Beijing
  • as a national technology and innovation center, or
  • through  other  programs  that  may  exploit  Hong

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1               Kong   as   a   conduit   for   controlled   sensitive   tech-

  • nology;

3                           (5) an assessment of whether the Government

  • of Hong Kong has adequately enforced sanctions im-
  • posed by the United States and the United Nations;
  • and

7                           (6) a description of the types of goods and serv-

  • ices transshipped or reexported through Hong Kong
  • in violation of such sanctions to—
10 (A) North Korea or Iran; or
11 (B)  other  countries,  regimes,  or  persons
12 subject to such sanctions for engaging in activi-
13 ties—
14 (i) relating to international terrorism,
15 international  narcotics  trafficking,  or  the
16 proliferation of weapons of mass destruc-
17 tion; or
18 (ii) that otherwise present a threat to
19 the  national  security,  foreign  policy,  or
20 economy of the United States.
  • (b) COMMITTEES SPECIFIED.—The committees spec-
  • ified in this subsection are—

23                           (1) the Committee on Foreign Relations of the

  • Senate;

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1                           (2) the Committee on Banking, Housing, and

  • Urban Affairs of the Senate;

3                           (3) the Committee on Commerce, Science, and

  • Transportation of the Senate;

5                           (4)  the  Committee  on  Foreign  Affairs  of  the

  • House of Representatives; and

7                           (5) the Committee on Energy and Commerce of

  • the House of Representatives
  • (c) FORM  OF  REPORT.—The report required under
  1. subsection (a) shall be submitted in unclassified form, but
  1. may include a classified annex.
  1. SEC. 6. PROTECTING UNITED STATES CITIZENS AND OTH-

13                                   ERS FROM RENDITION TO MAINLAND CHINA.

  1. (a) FINDINGS.—Congress makes the following find-
  1. ings:

16                           (1) The proposed amendments to Hong Kong’s

  1. Fugitive Ordinance, if enacted—
18 (A) would allow rendition from Hong Kong
19 of residents or foreign nationals to countries—
20 (i)  with  criminal  procedure  systems
21 that lack strong protections for the rights
22 of defendants; or
23 (ii) in which the law is used as to re-
24 press   internationally-recognized   human
25 rights, including to mainland China;
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1 (B)  would  remove  independent  legislative
2 oversight and appropriate judicial review of ex-
3 tradition requests;
4 (C) may increase the influence of the Gov-
5 ernment of China in Hong Kong and further
6 erode the autonomy guaranteed Hong Kong by
7 the Joint Declaration; and
8 (D) would erode Hong Kong’s reputation
9 as a center of commerce and freedom governed
10 by the rule of law.
11 (2)  The  Government  of  China  has  subjected
  1. Chinese and foreign nationals, including citizens of
  1. the United States, Canada, Australia, Sweden, and
  1. Taiwan, to arbitrary detention, televised confessions,
  1. denial of legal representation and medical treatment,
  1. and other type of mistreatment.
  1. (b) POLICY  STATEMENTS.—It is the policy to the
  1. United States—

19                           (1)  to  ensure  that  United  States  citizens  are

  • protected from rendition to mainland China;

21                           (2) pursuant to section 103(7) of the United

  • States-Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992 (22 U.S.C.
  • 5713(7)), to encourage United States businesses ‘‘to
  • continue  to  operate  in  Hong  Kong  in  accordance

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  1. with applicable United States and Hong Kong law’’;
  • and

3                           (3) pursuant to section 201(b) of such Act (22

  • U.S.C. 5721(b)), to decide whether the Government
  • of Hong Kong is ‘‘legally competent to carry out its
  • obligations’’ under treaties and international agree-
  • ments  established  between  the  United  States  and
  • Hong Kong.
  • (c) RESPONSE  TO  THREAT  OF  RENDITION.—If the
  1. proposed amendments to Hong Kong’s Fugitive Offenders
  1. Ordinance are enacted, and the amended law allows ren-
  1. ditions to countries that lack protection for the rights of
  1. defendants—

14                           (1) not later than 30 days after the date of the

  1. enactment of such amendments, the President shall
  1. submit  a  report  to  the  appropriate  congressional
  1. committees that—
18 (A)  assesses  whether  the  Government  of
19 Hong  Kong  is  ‘‘legally  competent’’  to  admin-
20 ister the United States-Hong Kong Agreement
21 for the Surrender of Fugitive Offenders;
22 (B) determines whether any additional au-
23 thorities are needed to revise or withdraw from
24 that  treaty  to  protect  United  States  citizens
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1 and national security and to support the guar-
2 anteed protections of the Joint Declaration; and
3 (C)  includes  a  strategy  for  protecting
4 United States citizens from rendition to main-
5 land China from Hong Kong, including an as-
6 sessment of—
7 (i)  whether  additional  resources  are
8 needed  for  American  Citizen  Services  at
9 the  United  States  Consulate  in  Hong
10 Kong; and
11 (ii) whether the Department of State
12 will  revise  the  travel  advisory  for  Hong
13 Kong to reflect the potential impact of the
14 revised  Fugitive  Offenders  Ordinance  on
15 United  States  residents  and  individuals
16 traveling to, or transiting through, Hong
17 Kong; and
18 (2) if the Government of Hong Kong enacts a
  1. new law regarding national security, pursuant to Ar-
  • ticle 23 of the Basic Law, the President and the
  • Secretary  of  State  shall  take  the  actions  required
  • under paragraph (1) and any additional actions re-
  • quired under section 202 of the United States-Hong
  • Kong Policy Act of 1992 (U.S.C. 5722) unless Sec-
  • retary of State certifies that—
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1   (A) the new law does not violate the guar-
2   antees of the Joint Declaration; and
3   (B)  the  internationally-recognized  human
4   rights of Hong Kong citizens and foreign resi-
5   dents will not be restricted as a result of the
6   new law’s implementation.
7 SEC. 7. IDENTIFICATION OF PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR
8   ABDUCTIONS AND FOR OTHER ACTIONS TO
9   SUPPRESS BASIC FREEDOMS IN HONG KONG.
  1. (a) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 180 days after the
  1. date of the enactment of this Act, and annually thereafter
  1. in conjunction with the publication of the report required
  1. under section 301 of the Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992
  1. (22 U.S.C. 5731) the President shall submit, to the appro-
  1. priate  congressional  committees,  a  list  containing  the
  1. name of each person who the President determines, based
  1. on credible information, is responsible for—

18                           (1)    the    surveillance,    abduction,    detention,

  1. abuse, or forced confession of Gui Minhai, Lee Bo,
  • Lam Wing-kee, Lui Bo, or Cheung Chi-ping, all of
  • whom are involved in the operation of the Mighty
  • Current Publishing House based in Hong Kong;

23                           (2)    the    surveillance,    abduction,    detention,

  • abuse,  or  forced  confession  of  Guo  Zhongxiao  or
  • Wang Jianmin, both of whom are involved in the op-

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1               eration   of   magazine   publications   based   in   Hong

  • Kong; or

3                           (3) the rendition to the mainland of the Peo-

  • ple’s Republic of China of any individual, or the ar-

5               bitrary  detention,  torture,  or  forced  confession  of

  • any individual after rendition, in connection with the
  • exercise by that individual of internationally recog-
  • nized human rights in Hong Kong, including such
  • individuals extradited to the mainland of the Peo-
  1. ple’s Republic of China under any amended fugitive
  1. offenders ordinance in Hong Kong.
  1. (b) CONSIDERATION OF CERTAIN INFORMATION.—In
  1. preparing the list required under subsection (a), the Presi-
  1. dent shall consider—

15                           (1) information provided by the chairperson and

  1. ranking member of each of the appropriate congres-
  1. sional committees; and

18                           (2) credible information obtained by other coun-

  1. tries or nongovernmental organizations, including or-
  • ganizations inside China or Hong Kong, that mon-
  • itor the human rights abuses of the Government of
  • the China or its agents.
  • (c)  REQUESTS   BY   CHAIRPERSON   AND   RANKING
  • MEMBER  OF  APPROPRIATE  CONGRESSIONAL  COMMIT-
  • TEES.—

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1                           (1)  IN  GENERAL.—Not  later  than  120  days

2               after  receiving  a  written  request  from  the  chair-

  • person and ranking member of 1 of the appropriate
  • congressional committees with respect to whether a
  • person meets the criteria for being added to the list
  • required  under  subsection  (a),  the  President  shall
  • submit a response to the chairperson and ranking

8               member  of  the  committee  that  made  the  request

  • with respect to the status of the person.

10                           (2)    INFORMATION        ABOUT     REMOVAL     DECI-

11               SIONS.—If    the President removes from the list re-

  1. quired under subsection (a) a person that was placed
  1. on  the  list  at  the  request  of  the  chairperson  and
  1. ranking  member  of  1  of  the  appropriate  congres-
  1. sional  committees,  the  President  shall  provide  the
  1. chairperson and ranking member with any informa-
  1. tion that contributed to the decision to remove the
  1. person.

19                           (3)  FORM.—The  President  may  submit  a  re-

  • sponse  required  under  paragraph  (1)  in  classified
  • form if the President determines that such classi-
  • fication is vital to the national security interests of
  • the United States.

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SEC. 8. INADMISSIBILITY OF CERTAIN ALIENS AND FAMILY

2                                   MEMBERS.

  • (a) IN  GENERAL.—Section 212(a)(2) of the Immi-

4  gration  and  Nationality  Act  (8  U.S.C.  1182(a)(2))  is

  • amended by adding at the end the following:
6 ‘‘(J) CERTAIN  ALIENS  RESPONSIBLE  FOR
7 ABDUCTIONS  OR  EXTRADITIONS  FROM  HONG
8 KONG.—Any alien included in the list submitted
9 by  the  President  under  section  7(a)  of  the
10 Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act
11 of 2019 is inadmissible.’’.
  1. (b) CURRENT VISAS REVOKED.—

13                           (1) IN GENERAL.—The issuing consular officer,

  1. the Secretary of State, or the Secretary of Home-
  1. land  Security  (or  a  designee  of  either  Secretary)
  1. shall revoke any visa or other entry documentation
  1. issued to any alien who is included on the list re-
  1. quired under section 7(a), regardless of when such
  1. visa or entry documentation was issued.

20                           (2)     EFFECTIVE          DATE.—Revocations       under

  • paragraph (1) shall take effect on the date such ac-
  • tion  is  taken  and  shall  automatically  cancel  any
  • other valid visa or entry documentation that is in
  • the alien’s possession.
  • (c) WAIVER FOR NATIONAL SECURITY INTERESTS.—

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1                           (1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary of State may

2               waive, with respect to an alien, the application of

  • section  212(a)(2)  of  the  Immigration  and  Nation-
  • ality Act, as amended by subsection (a), or the ap-
  • plication of subsection (b) if the Secretary—
6 (A) determines that such waiver—
7 (i) is necessary to permit the United
8 States to comply with the Agreement be-
9 tween the United Nations and the United
10 States  of  America  regarding  the  Head-
11 quarters  of  the  United  Nations,  signed
12 June 26, 1947, and entered into force No-
13 vember 21, 1947, or other applicable inter-
14 national obligations of the United States;
15 or
16 (ii) is vital to the national security in-
17 terests of the United States; and
18 (B) before granting such waiver, provides
19 to the appropriate congressional committees no-
20 tice of, and a justification for, the waiver.
21 (2) TIMING  FOR  CERTAIN  WAIVERS.—Notifica-
  • tion under subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) shall
  • be made not later than 15 days before granting a
  • waiver under such paragraph if the Secretary grants
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1 such  waiver  under  subparagraph  (A)(ii)  of  such
  • paragraph.
  • (d)  REGULATORY  AUTHORITY.—The  Secretary  of
  • State shall prescribe such regulations as may be necessary
  • to carry out this section.
  • SEC. 9. FINANCIAL MEASURES.
  • (a) BLOCKING  OF  PROPERTY.—The President shall
  • exercise all powers granted by the International Emer-
  • gency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (ex-
  1. cept that the requirements of section 202 of such Act (50
  1. U.S.C. 1701) shall not apply) to the extent necessary to
  1. block and prohibit all transactions in all property and in-
  1. terests in property of a person on the list required under
  1. section 7(a) if such property and interests in property—
15 (1) are in the United States;
16 (2) come within the United States; or
17 (3) are or come within the possession or control
  1. of a United States person.
  1. (b) EXCEPTION FOR IMPORTATION OF GOODS.—

20                           (1) IN  GENERAL.—The requirement to impose

  • sanctions under subsection (a) shall not include the
  • authority to impose sanctions with respect to the im-
  • portation of goods.

24                           (2)  GOOD  DEFINED.—In  this  subsection,  the

  • term ‘‘good’’ means any article, natural or manmade

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  1. substance, material, supply or manufactured prod-
  • uct, including inspection and test equipment, and ex-
  • cluding technical data.
  • (c) WAIVER FOR NATIONAL SECURITY INTERESTS.—
  • The President may waive the application of subsection (a)
  • if the President—

7                           (1) determines that such waiver is vital for the

  • national security interests of the United States; and

9                           (2) not later than 15 days before granting the

  1. waiver,  submits  to  the  appropriate  congressional
  1. committees  notice  of,  and  a  justification  for,  the
  1. waiver.
  1. (d) ENFORCEMENT.—

14                           (1) PENALTIES.—Any person that violates, at-

  1. tempts to violate, conspires to violate, or causes a
  1. violation of subsection (a) or any regulation, license,
  1. or order issued to carry out that subsection shall be
  1. subject to the penalties set forth in subsections (b)
  1. and (c) of section 206 of the International Emer-
  • gency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1705) to the
  • same extent as a person that commits an unlawful
  • act described in subsection (a) of such section.

23                           (2)  REQUIREMENTS  FOR  FINANCIAL  INSTITU-

24               TIONS.—Not later than 120 days after the date of

25               the  enactment  of  this  Act,  the  Secretary  of  the

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  1. Treasury shall prescribe or amend regulations to the
  • extent necessary to require each financial institution
  • that is a United States person and has within its
  • possession or control assets that are property or in-
  • terests in property of a person on the list required
  • under section 7(a) to certify to the Secretary that,
  • to the best of the knowledge of the financial institu-
  • tion, the financial institution has blocked all assets
  • within the possession or control of the financial in-
  1. stitution in accordance with subsection (a).

11                           (3)   NOTIFICATION      TO   CONGRESS.—Not      later

  1. than 10 days before prescribing or revising regula-
  1. tions under paragraph (2), the President shall notify
  1. the appropriate congressional committees of the pro-
  1. posed regulations and the provisions of this Act or
  1. amendments made by this Act that the regulations
  1. are implementing.
  1. (e) RULEMAKING.—The Secretary of the Treasury
  1. shall issue such regulations, licenses, and orders as may
  • be necessary to carry out this section.
  • SEC. 10. REPORTS TO CONGRESS.
  • (a) IN GENERAL.—The President shall submit a re-
  • port to the appropriate congressional committees that in-
  • cludes—
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1 (1) a list of each foreign person with respect to
  • which the President imposed sanctions pursuant to
  • section 8 or 9 during the 1-year period preceding the
  • submission of the report;

5                           (2) a description of the type of sanctions im-

  • posed with respect to each such person;

7                           (3) the number of foreign persons with respect

  • to which the President—
9 (A) imposed sanctions under section 8 or
10 9 during that year; and
11 (B) terminated sanctions under section 8
12 or 9 during that year;
13 (4) the dates on which such sanctions were im-
  1. posed or terminated; and

15                           (5)  the  reasons  for  imposing  or  terminating

  1. such sanctions.
  1. (b) DATES FOR SUBMISSION.—

18                           (1) INITIAL REPORT.—The President shall sub-

  1. mit the initial report under subsection (a) not later
  • than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this
  • Act.
22 (2) SUBSEQUENT REPORTS.—
23 (A)  IN   GENERAL.—The  President  shall
24 submit a report under subsection (a) on Decem-
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1 ber  10,  or  the  first  day  thereafter  on  which
2 both Houses of Congress are in session, of—
3 (i) the calendar year in which the ini-
4 tial report is submitted if the initial report
5 is submitted before December 10 of that
6 calendar year; and
7 (ii) each calendar year thereafter.
  • (c) FORM OF REPORT.—

9                           (1) IN  GENERAL.—Each report required under

  1. subsection  (a)  shall  be  submitted  in  unclassified
  1. form, but may include a classified annex.

12                           (2) EXCEPTION.—The name of a foreign person

  1. to be included in the list required under subsection
  1. (a)(1) may not be included in the classified annex
  1. authorized  under  paragraph  (1)  unless  the  Presi-
  1. dent—
17 (A) determines that such inclusion is vital
18 to the national security interests of the United
19 States;
20 (B) uses the annex in a manner consistent
21 with congressional intent and the purposes of
22 this Act; and
23 (C) not later than 15 days before including
24 such name in the classified annex, provides to
25 the appropriate congressional committees notice
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1 of, and a justification for, including the name
2 in  the  classified  annex  despite  any  publicly
3 available  credible  information  indicating  that
4 the person engaged in an activity described in
5 section 8 or 9.
  • (d) PUBLIC AVAILABILITY.—

7                           (1) IN  GENERAL.—The unclassified portion of

8               the  report  required  under  subsection  (a)  shall  be

  • made available to the public, including through pub-
  1. lication in the Federal Register.

11                           (2)   NONAPPLICABILITY       OF    CONFIDENTIALITY

12               REQUIREMENT  WITH  RESPECT  TO  VISA  RECORDS.—

  1. The President shall publish the list required under
  1. subsection (a)(1) without regard to the requirements
  1. under section 222(f) of the Immigration and Nation-
  1. ality  Act  (8  U.S.C.  1202(f))  with  respect  to  con-
  1. fidentiality of records pertaining to the issuance or

18               refusal   of  visas   or   permits   to   enter   the   United

  1. States.
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