But the president was unclear about the speed and full scope of the actions, and his remarks left many questions unanswered. Stock markets rose after Mr. He said that Hong Kong would be subject to export controls that prevent China from gaining access to certain types of advanced technology, but he did not specify whether the tariffs that apply to imports from the mainland would be expanded to Hong Kong. On Wednesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that he was reporting to Congress a determination that Hong Kong no longer had significant autonomy under Chinese rule. There was no immediate response from officials in Beijing or Hong Kong. Global Times, a state-run Chinese newspaper, said in an unsigned editorial early Saturday that Mr.
Trump moves to strip Hong Kong of its special treatment to punish China
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In a day of concerted action, the United States and Britain also raised alarm at the UN Security Council over a controversial new law for Hong Kong, angering Beijing which said that the discussion had no place at the world body. In an announcement at the White House that Trump had teased for a day, the US president attacked China over its treatment of Hong Kong, saying it was "diminishing the city's long-standing and proud status". Trump also said he was terminating the US relationship with the World Health Organization , which he has accused of pro-China bias in its management of the coronavirus crisis. But Trump was light on specifics and notably avoided any personal criticism of President Xi Jinping, with whom he has boasted of having a friendship even as the two powers feud over a rising range of issues.
Trump strips Hong Kong privileges, curbs students in volley on China
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