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OFAC publishes Hong Kong-Related Sanctions Regulations

Publication of Hong Kong-Related Sanctions Regulations Release date 01/15/2021 Body The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is issuing regulations to implement Executive Order 13936 of July 14, 2020, “The President’s Executive Order on Hong Kong Normalization.”  These regulations were published in the Federal Register, and take […]

OFAC Sanctions-a-Rama: Hong Kong, Iran, Global Magnitsky, Counter Terrorism & Non-proliferation designations & updates

New designations Iran Individuals  AZIMIAN, Hamidreza, Iran; DOB 23 Jul 1961; POB Tabriz, Iran; nationality Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Gender Male; Executive Order 13846 information: LOANS FROM UNITED STATES FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS.  Sec. 5(a)(i); alt. Executive Order 13846 information: FOREIGN EXCHANGE.  Sec. 5(a)(ii); alt. Executive Order […]

OFAC adds officials to Hong Kong-related sanctions

OFAC today added the following individuals: CAI, Dafeng (Chinese Simplified: 蔡达峰; Chinese Traditional: 蔡達峰), Beijing, China; DOB Jun 1960; POB Shanghai, China; citizen China; Gender Male; Vice-Chairperson, 13th National People’s Congress Standing Committee (individual) [HK-EO13936].  CAO, Jianming (Chinese Simplified: 曹建明; Chinese Traditional: 曹建明), Beijing, China; DOB 24 Sep 1955; POB Shanghai, […]

OFAC adds to Syria, Syria-related and Hong Kiong-related sanctions lists

OFAC today added the following persons: AL-ALI, Nasr (Arabic: ناصر العلي) (a.k.a. AL-ALI, Naser; a.k.a. AL-ALI, Nasir; a.k.a. AL-ALI, Nasser; a.k.a. ALI, Nasser), Damascus, Syria; DOB 01 Feb 1961; POB Manbij, Aleppo, Syria; nationality Syria; Gender Male (individual) [SYRIA].  BIN AHMED RUSHDI AL-QATIRJI, Hussam (Arabic: حسام بن أحمد رشدي قاطرجي) (a.k.a. […]

As presaged in an earlier Executive Order…

Suspension or Termination of Three Bilateral Agreements with Hong Kong PRESS STATEMENT MORGAN ORTAGUS, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 19, 2020 Share The Chinese Communist Party has taken drastic steps to erode the high degree of autonomy that Beijing itself promised to the United Kingdom and the people of Hong Kong for […]

Mock Trial: What to do with China?

In case you haven’t seen this story in the South China Morning Post… The big question is, if sanctions aren’t going to be effective (and this round undoubtedly will not be), what will? Would like to hear your thoughts here… I will share some of mine for starters: You can’t […]