Trump signs Hong Kong autonomy act, ending trade preferences

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“President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed into law the Hong Kong Autonomy Act passed by the United States Congress that imposes sanctions on Chinese banks doing business with Chinese officials behind Beijing’s security crackdown on Hong Kong.” –Al Jazeera 

“We’ve all watched what happened, not a good situation. Their freedom has been taken away, their rights have been taken away,” Trump said speaking about Hong Kong citizens.

“The bill imposes sanctions on entities that help violate Hong Kong’s autonomy and financial institutions that do business with them. In addition, Trump signed an executive order revoking special trading status the US provided Hong Kong since 1997 when it reverted to China’s control under a promised “One Country, Two Systems” principle.”

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