Demonstrators shine lights from their cellphones during a rally at Edinburgh Place in the Central district of Hong Kong on Thursday. Photo: Bloomberg

If Beijing puts troops in Hong Kong, Washington should suspend the city’s trade status, US commission says

  • US-China Economic and Security Review Commission also says export control measures on mainland companies should be applied to their Hong Kong units
  • Recommendations come after China calls for tougher crackdown on anti-government protests
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Demonstrators shine lights from their cellphones during a rally at Edinburgh Place in the Central district of Hong Kong on Thursday. Photo: Bloomberg
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Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney is the Post’s North America bureau chief. He spent 11 years in China as a language student and correspondent for Dow Jones Newswires and Bloomberg, and continued covering the country as a correspondent and an academic after leaving. His debut novel, The Wounded Muse, draws on actual events that played out in Beijing while he lived there.