Two American acts aimed at Hong Kong were signed into law on Wednesday. Photo: AP

Just bluster? Beijing angered after Trump signs Hong Kong acts, but little sign of trade talks fallout

  • China takes aim at US after president signs act allowing sanctions against Hong Kong government
  • But Beijing still not in a rush to sign an agreement that would end their year-long trade war, analyst says
Topic |   US-China relations

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Two American acts aimed at Hong Kong were signed into law on Wednesday. Photo: AP
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US President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Florida on Tuesday night. Photo: ZUMA Wire/dpa

Donald Trump signs Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act into law, brushing off China’s warnings

  • Trump signs legislation that could sanction Hong Kong government for not maintaining its autonomy from mainland China under ‘one country, two systems’ framework
  • Beijing has blasted the act as ‘meddling’ and vowed ‘consequences’ if the US leader signed it
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US President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Florida on Tuesday night. Photo: ZUMA Wire/dpa
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