US President Donald Trump, shown outside the White House on Monday, said he hoped Chinese President Xi Jinping would “do the right thing” after the latest protests in Hong Kong. Photo: Washington Post

Donald Trump says Xi Jinping ‘acted responsibly’ in Hong Kong extradition bill protests

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Topic |   Hong Kong extradition bill

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US President Donald Trump, shown outside the White House on Monday, said he hoped Chinese President Xi Jinping would “do the right thing” after the latest protests in Hong Kong. Photo: Washington Post
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Owen Churchill

Owen Churchill

Owen joined the Post as US correspondent in 2018 after several years working as a reporter and editor in China. He covers US-China relations, trade, and wider issues concerning China's global presence. A co-founder of the Shanghai-based news outlet Sixth Tone, he is an alumnus of London's School of Oriental and African Studies and Fudan University in Shanghai.