A portrait of Xi Jinping is displayed in the National Day mass pageantry in Beijing on Tuesday celebrating the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China. Photo: Xinhua

Trump’s National Day praise of China shows rift with Republicans who decry Hong Kong protester shooting

  • While the US president tweets his congratulations to Xi Jinping, Republican lawmakers issue anti-Beijing comments
  • A State Department official calls Trump’s message ‘absolutely disgusting’
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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A portrait of Xi Jinping is displayed in the National Day mass pageantry in Beijing on Tuesday celebrating the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China. Photo: Xinhua
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