Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from China, according to the US State Department. Photo: EPA
Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from China, according to the US State Department. Photo: EPA

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How Hong Kong ended up a pawn in US-China battleground – and Washington’s next move

  • Coming up next: President Donald Trump expected to issue order, choosing from an array of possible sanctions
  • Hong Kong protesters who lobbied hard for US support welcome Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s shock announcement

Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from China, according to the US State Department. Photo: EPA
Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from China, according to the US State Department. Photo: EPA
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