Blinken: U.S. to take action against rights violations in Hong Kong

U.S. Secretary of State Blinken attends a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday the United States will take action against those responsible for violations of human rights in Hong Kong.

"We need to continue to follow through on sanctions, for example, against those responsible for committing repressive acts in Hong Kong," he told a House of Representatives hearing.

(Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk and Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Chris Reese)