efe-epaHong Kong, China

The chief executive of Hong Kong on Tuesday closed ranks with Beijing and condemned the United States Senate's passage of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which she lambasted as unnecessary and unjustified.

Carrie Lam said in a press conference that the US legislation would have an impact on the city's economic development by undermining confidence and creating an unstable environment for Hong Kong-based businesses. EFE-EPA