Trump signs order targeting China over Hong Kong

Trump signs order targeting China over Hong Kong
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  • calendar-gray 15 July 2020

US President Donald Trump has signed an order to end preferential treatment for Hong Kong, after China enacted a new security law for the ex-British colony, APA reports citing BBC.

"Hong Kong will now be treated the same as mainland China," Mr Trump said.

He also signed bipartisan legislation to impose sanctions on Chinese officials who crack down on rights in Hong Kong. China said it would take retaliatory action.

Hong Kong has so far enjoyed unique freedoms not seen in mainland China.

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