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State Department Statement on Hong Kong Policy Act Report

Hong Kong’s Diminishing Freedoms PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MARCH 31, 2022Share Over the past year, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has continued to dismantle Hong Kong’s democratic institutions, placed unprecedented pressure on the judiciary, and stifled academic, cultural, and press freedoms.  As the 25th anniversary of Hong […]

OFAC updates – Hong Kong, Counter Terrorism, Iran updates, Global Magnitsky removals

Today, OFAC removed the following two Global Magnitsky listings: NAUTIKACENTAR D. O. O. (a.k.a. NAUTIKACENTAR DRUSTVO S OGRANICENOM ODGOVORNOSCU ZA DJELATNOST MARINA, TRGOVINU I USLUGE), Zdravka Kucica 43, Rijeka 51000, Croatia; Organization Established Date 01 Jan 2000; V.A.T. Number HR12533377925 (Croatia) [GLOMAG] (Linked To: VESELINOVIC, Zharko Jovan). NAUTIKACENTAR DRUSTVO S […]

Oops, they did it again…

Today, OFAC corrected the Hong Kong designations from just the other day… by removing the “Secondary sanctions risk” boilerplate: CHEN, Dong (Chinese Simplified: 陈冬; Chinese Traditional: 陳冬), Hong Kong; DOB Nov 1963; alt. DOB Feb 1964; POB Luoyuan, Fuzhou, Fujian Province, China; citizen China; Gender Male; Secondary sanctions risk: pursuant […]

White House extends Hong Kong sanctions

BRIEFING ROOM Notice on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Hong Kong JULY 07, 2021•PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS On July 14, 2020, by Executive Order 13936, the President declared a national emergency pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 etseq.) to deal with the unusual and extraordinary […]

OFAC updates Hong Kong designations

Today, OFAC updated the following Hong Kong-related individual sanctions designations: 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]. -to- CAI, Dafeng (Chinese Simplified: 蔡达峰; Chinese Traditional: 蔡達峰), Beijing, China; […]