Latest News (Hong Kong protests: Trump signs Human Rights and Democracy Act into law)
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Latest News (Hong Kong protests: Trump signs Human Rights and Democracy Act into law)


United States President Donald Trump has signed into
law a bill that supports pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. The Human Rights and Democracy Act mandates
an annual review, to check if Hong Kong has enough autonomy to justify its special status
with the United States. Mr Trump said he signed the law “out of respect
for President Xi [Jinping], China, and the people of Hong Kong”. China’s foreign ministry threatened “counter
measures” if the US continued “going down the wrong path”. Mr Trump is currently seeking a deal with
China, in order to end a trade war between the two countries. a Chinese foreign ministry statement said,
“The US has been disregarding facts and distorting truth,”

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