US President Donald Trump said that “if it weren’t for the trade talks, Hong Kong would be in much bigger trouble”. Photo: Reuters

China says Donald Trump’s attempts to use Hong Kong as ‘bargaining chip’ in US trade talks will fail

  • Commentary on state broadcaster says US president contradicted himself in latest remarks and that trade issues should not be politicised
  • Donald Trump on Friday claimed China’s response to anti-government protests had been restrained because it didn’t want to jeopardise trade talks
Topic |   US-China trade war

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US President Donald Trump said that “if it weren’t for the trade talks, Hong Kong would be in much bigger trouble”. Photo: Reuters
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