Demonstrators head to the US Consulate in Hong Kong on September 8, calling on American lawmakers to pass legislation in support of the territory's democratic aspirations. Photo: Kyodo

China warns US that Hong Kong bill to support democracy ‘will harm American interests’

  • It comes after Chinese delegates at UN General Assembly express ‘resolute opposition’ to Donald Trump’s speech, including remarks on protest-hit city
  • They also defend Beijing’s trade and economic policies after attack by US president
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Demonstrators head to the US Consulate in Hong Kong on September 8, calling on American lawmakers to pass legislation in support of the territory's democratic aspirations. Photo: Kyodo
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US President Donald Trump addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York. Photo: Reuters

Donald Trump attacks China on trade and urges restraint on Hong Kong protests in speech to UN General Assembly

  • The theory that China joining the World Trade Organisation would lead to a wider economic opening has been proven ‘completely wrong’, US president says
  • He adds that ‘the world fully expects’ the Chinese government to honour its Hong Kong handover treaty with Britain
Topic |   US-China trade war

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US President Donald Trump addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York. Photo: Reuters
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