A pro-democracy student walks past a poster featuring Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump on the campus of the University of Hong Kong this month. Photo: AP

China watching Donald Trump’s response to US Hong Kong bill as it threatens to become new barrier to trade deal

  • One source says Beijing may decide to ‘fight and talk alternatively’ and is now closely monitoring the US president’s next move following the vote by Congress
  • China reacted angrily to the proposals, accusing Washington of interfering in its internal affairs, and may feel obliged to respond
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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A pro-democracy student walks past a poster featuring Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump on the campus of the University of Hong Kong this month. Photo: AP
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Wendy Wu

Wendy Wu

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Beijing-based correspondent Amanda Lee covers markets and the economy for the Post, with an interest in China's economic and social landscape. A graduate of the London School of Economics, she joined the Post in 2017 and has previously worked for Thomson Reuters and Forbes.

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Louise Moon

Louise Moon joined the Post in 2017 and is a reporter on the Business desk. She has a master's in Mandarin from Edinburgh University and a master's in journalism from City University, London. Originally from the UK, she spent her teenage years growing up in Hong Kong which sparked her interest in China.