Donald Trump could raise the issue of Hong Kong when he meets Xi Jinping later this month. Photo: AP

Hong Kong protest row could give Donald Trump another card to play against China – but will he use it?

  • While US president says he ‘understood the reason for the demonstration’, many observers are sceptical about whether he will take concrete action
  • Controversial proposal to allow extradition to mainland China could complicate efforts to reach a trade deal if Trump chooses to raise the issue when he meets Xi Jinping at the G20 summit later this month
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Donald Trump could raise the issue of Hong Kong when he meets Xi Jinping later this month. Photo: AP
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US President Donald Trump speaks at the White House on Wednesday. Photo: AP

Donald Trump expresses confidence that despite massive protests over extradition bill, Hong Kong and Beijing can ‘work it out’

  • But asked whether the demonstrators were sending a message to the Chinese government, the US president said: ‘I don’t know what they’re sending’
  • US lawmakers from across the political spectrum expressed solidarity and support for Hongkongers who are marching to protect their rights
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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US President Donald Trump speaks at the White House on Wednesday. Photo: AP
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