Protesters wear masks and hold US flags in Hong Kong on Thursday. Photo: AP

It is foolhardy for Hong Kong radicals to cheer American intervention

  • Donald Trump and the US Congress are hardly concerned about the state of affairs in Hong Kong; passing laws that are supposedly in support of the protest movement is more about domestic agendas in Washington
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Protesters wear masks and hold US flags in Hong Kong on Thursday. Photo: AP
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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
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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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