Sales of certain American hi-tech goods to Hong Kong are set to come under closer scrutiny. Photo: AFP

US hi-tech goods shipped through Hong Kong to face closer scrutiny under new democracy legislation

  • City will be subject to tighter customs controls on ‘dual-use’ products that have both military and commercial applications
  • Washington is becoming increasingly concerned at China’s use of American technology, analysts say
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Sales of certain American hi-tech goods to Hong Kong are set to come under closer scrutiny. Photo: AFP
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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
Topic |   US-China relations

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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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