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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US President Donald Trump is expected to sign the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Marco Rubio. Photo: AFP

Donald Trump likely to sign US’ Hong Kong democracy bill, sponsor Marco Rubio says

  • ‘My understanding is that they will sign’ the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, senator tells CNBC
  • Pundits say the president is in no position to push back, even if signing the bill that has angered Beijing complicates his effort to end the trade war
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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US President Donald Trump is expected to sign the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Marco Rubio. Photo: AFP
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