A barge pushes a container ship to the dockyard in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province. The US and China are in talks about a partial deal in their trade war. Photo: Associated Press

China and Hong Kong stocks decline after Trump signs Hong Kong bill supporting protesters

  • US President Donald Trump signs legislation requiring review of city’s special trading status
  • Alibaba jumps 5.6 per cent in third day of trading
Topic |   China stock market

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A barge pushes a container ship to the dockyard in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province. The US and China are in talks about a partial deal in their trade war. Photo: Associated Press
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US President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Florida on Tuesday night. Photo: ZUMA Wire/dpa

Donald Trump signs Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act into law, brushing off China’s warnings

  • Trump signs legislation that could sanction Hong Kong government for not maintaining its autonomy from mainland China under ‘one country, two systems’ framework
  • Beijing has blasted the act as ‘meddling’ and vowed ‘consequences’ if the US leader signed it
Topic |   US-China relations

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US President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Florida on Tuesday night. Photo: ZUMA Wire/dpa
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