WASHINGTON—President Trump explained he signed into legislation a bipartisan sanctions monthly bill to punish Chinese officers about Beijing’s crackdown on Hong Kong, in an hour-lengthy press conference at the White Home dominated by criticisms of Joe Biden, his presumptive 2020 election rival.

The legislation necessitates sanctions focusing on Chinese officers who crack down on the legal rights of Hong Kong people to free of charge speech and peaceful assembly, as very well as the banks that do enterprise with those officers.