US flags have been seen during the anti-government protests in Hong Kong. Photo: AP

China hopes Donald Trump ‘honours’ earlier hands-off stance on Hong Kong despite latest US trade war link

  • Commerce Ministry spokesman failed to mention statement linking trade talks between Washington and Beijing with the anti-government protests in the city
  • Trump this week said that a Tiananmen Square-style crackdown in Hong Kong would harm trade talks between China and the United States
Topic |   US-China trade war

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US flags have been seen during the anti-government protests in Hong Kong. Photo: AP
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Orange Wang

Orange Wang

Orange Wang covers the Chinese macroeconomy, and has many years of experience with China's monetary and fiscal policy moves. He also covered global market and financial news for a long time, with a particular focus on new technologies and their influences on economic growth and society. Before joining the South China Morning Post, Orange worked as a Shanghai Correspondent for ET Net, a Hong Kong financial news agency.