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
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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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Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney is the Post’s North America bureau chief. He spent 11 years in China as a language student and correspondent for Dow Jones Newswires and Bloomberg, and continued covering the country as a correspondent and an academic after leaving. His debut novel, The Wounded Muse, draws on actual events that played out in Beijing while he lived there.