In signing the bills, US President Donald Trump spoke of his respect for Chinese President Xi Jinping as well as the people in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters
In signing the bills, US President Donald Trump spoke of his respect for Chinese President Xi Jinping as well as the people in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters

Hands tied by Hong Kong democracy act, Donald Trump sends signal to Beijing on trade

  • US president suggests that implementation of new laws could be at his discretion – in return for trade deal, analyst says
  • China could put off interim agreement but it has ‘few cards to play other than protesting’

In signing the bills, US President Donald Trump spoke of his respect for Chinese President Xi Jinping as well as the people in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters
In signing the bills, US President Donald Trump spoke of his respect for Chinese President Xi Jinping as well as the people in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters
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