U.S. slaps sanctions on Carrie Lam, other Hong Kong officials

The U.S. on Friday imposed sanctions on Hong Kong officials — including Carrie Lam, the pro-China leader of the government — accusing them of undermining autonomy and restricting freedom of expression and assembly in the former British colony. CBC | World News

Hong Kong, Chinese officials jeer at U.S. sanctions over security law

Hong Kong’s leader and China’s top representative in the city took pot shots at the U.S. on Saturday after the Trump administration sanctioned them and nine other officials for allegedly cracking down on freedom and undermining the local autonomy of the former British colony. CBC | World News

U.S. Senate bans TikTok on government devices

The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously approved a bill from Sen. Josh Hawley banning federal employees from using video-sharing app TikTok on government-issued devices, amid threats from the White House to ban the company. CBC | World News

U.S. Health Secretary to visit Taiwan, angering China

U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar will visit Taiwan in coming days, his office said on Tuesday, making the highest-level visit by a U.S. official in four decades — a move that angered China, which claims the island as its own. CBC | World News