Donald Trump and Xi Jinping last met in Japan at the end of June. Photo: AP

China vows to retaliate if US goes ahead with tariff threat as Donald Trump links Hong Kong unrest to future of trade talks

  • Xi Jinping is seen as unlikely to take up US president’s suggestion they meet to discuss ‘humane’ solution to protests
  • Observers suggest Beijing believes Trump only raised protests in city as effort to gain more leverage over China in the trade talks
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Donald Trump and Xi Jinping last met in Japan at the end of June. Photo: AP
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