Trump Takes Steps Meant to Punish Beijing Over Hong Kong

WASHINGTON—President Trump launched initiatives intended to punish China for tightening handle around Hong Kong and for misdeeds from espionage to its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, in moves very likely to compound a tense rivalry with Beijing.

The actions Mr. Trump announced Friday involve withdrawing from the Globe Well being Organization, suspending entry to the U.S. by Chinese nationals deemed stability dangers to American scientific investigation and scrutinizing Chinese providers detailed on U.S. markets.