Long Yongtu is a former vice-minister with China’s foreign trade ministry who headed the talks that led to China’s entry to the World Trade Organisation. Photo: AFP

Hong Kong protests threaten China’s plan to turn Shenzhen into model city, says ex-vice minister

  • Long Yongtu, China’s former chief trade negotiator, says ‘if there is a problem in Hong Kong, Shenzhen will inevitably be dragged down’
  • Anti-government protests have taken place in Hong Kong for the last 12 weeks, raising questions whether its place in the Greater Bay Area plan will be decreased
Topic |   China economy

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Long Yongtu is a former vice-minister with China’s foreign trade ministry who headed the talks that led to China’s entry to the World Trade Organisation. Photo: AFP
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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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