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U.S. Senate unanimously passes Hong Kong rights bill

WASHINGTON, Nov 19 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate, in a unanimous vote, passed legislation on Tuesday aimed at protecting human rights in Hong Kong amid China's crackdown on a pro-democracy protest movement in that vital financial center.

With the voice vote by senators, the "Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act" now goes to the House of Representatives, which earlier approved its own version of the measure. The two chambers will have to work out the differences before any legislation can be sent to President Donald Trump for his consideration. (Reporting by Patricia Zengerle, Richard Cowan and David Brunnstrom; Editing by Eric Beech )