The United States on Friday slapped sanctions on Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam and 10 senior figures, in a major new step against China’s clampdown in the semi-autonomous city.

Chief Executive Carrie Lam. Photo: Kelly Ho/HKFP.

“The United States stands with the people of Hong Kong and we will use our tools and authorities to target those undermining their autonomy,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement.

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