A protester holds an American flag on Wednesday at Polytechnic University, where anti-government protesters and police are locked in a stand-off. Photo: AP

China summons US diplomat, vows to retaliate if Donald Trump signs Hong Kong democracy act into law

  • Beijing calls on Washington to ‘stop the act becoming law’ after it is passed by Senate, with the US president retaining the right to sign or veto it
  • Support for the bill surges among senators amid a siege at a Hong Kong university campus
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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A protester holds an American flag on Wednesday at Polytechnic University, where anti-government protesters and police are locked in a stand-off. Photo: AP
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Police detain a student activist at Polytechnic University. Support for a US Senate bill that could pave the way for diplomatic action and sanctions against Hong Kong surged following violence at the campus. Photo: AP

Donald Trump set to have final say on Hong Kong democracy act as Senate passes it

  • The number of lawmakers co-sponsoring surged ahead of the bill’s passage, following violence at Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University
  • House and Senate versions of the act will be unified for final approvals, before going to the president
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Police detain a student activist at Polytechnic University. Support for a US Senate bill that could pave the way for diplomatic action and sanctions against Hong Kong surged following violence at the campus. Photo: AP
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