Beijing is suspending its review process for requests by US Navy vessels to visit Hong Kong. Photo: AFP

China hits back at democracy act by suspending US military port calls in Hong Kong

  • Beijing says it is also sanctioning US-based NGOs for supporting violence in the special administrative region
  • But moves are not likely to have a big impact on trade talks or military relations with the United States
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Beijing is suspending its review process for requests by US Navy vessels to visit Hong Kong. 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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