The US legislation Hong Kong’s protesters want passed

Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers marched to the city’s US consulate yesterday, calling on Washington to support their fight for freedom and democracy.

The protesters want the US Congress to pass the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act (pdf), a bipartisan bill that would mandate an annual assessment of whether the city is sufficiently autonomous from mainland China to continue enjoying special US trade and economic benefits.

What the Hong Kong bill entails

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