Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong; China furious

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BEIJING (AP) – China reacted furiously to President Donald Trump´s signing of two bills on Hong Kong human rights and said the U.S. will bear the unspecified consequences. A foreign ministry statement Thursday repeated heated condemnations of the laws and … Read More

China warned of ‘substantial’ trade war tariff increases by US President Donald Trump if deal is not reached

In a speech in New York, the US president reiterates that scheduled 15 percent tariffs will be imposed on December 15 if a deal is not reached Interim agreement expected to include a US pledge to scrap tariffs scheduled for … Read More

Hong Kong’s Unrest Poses a Threat to China’s Legitimacy

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In  December 2004, the Heritage Foundation’s Hong Kong office hosted a speech by Henry Hyde, Chairman of the then-named House International Relations Committee (now the Foreign Affairs Committee.)    Hyde, a veteran of World War II who fought in the … Read More

Hong Kong protesters mock China leaders, defy face mask ban

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HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters donned cartoon character masks and mocked China’s leaders while forming human chains in defiance of a ban on face coverings at public assemblies. Gathering along the city’s subway lines Friday night, many … Read More

Xi vows attempts to split China will ‘end in crushed bodies and shattered bones’

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Hong Kong (CNN)Chinese President Xi Jinping warned adversaries on Sunday that any attempt to split China will “end in crushed bodies and shattered bones” according to state-media, as anti-government protesters in Hong Kong returned to the streets for a 19th consecutive weekend. Though Xi … Read More

China announces it seeks ‘calm’ end to trade war, as markets tank and currency hits 11-year flatline

China signaled Monday it is now seeking a “calm” end to its ongoing trade war with the U.S. and President Trump voiced optimism about a deal, as Asian markets crumbled and China’s currency plummeted to an 11-year low following the latest tariffs on $550 billion … Read More

China announces tariff hike on $75 billion of US products

China on Friday announced tariff hikes on $75 billion of U.S. products in retaliation for President Donald Trump’s latest planned increase, deepening a conflict over trade and technology that threatens to tip a weakening global economy into recession. China also … Read More

Trade war explodes as Trump clashes with US firms over ‘order’ to abandon China, block fentanyl shipments

President Trump’s trade war with China boiled over Friday as Beijing slapped retaliatory tariffs on America and the president declared he’s ordering U.S. companies to prepare to leave the country and relocate back home — prompting pushback from corporate America. “Our great American companies are … Read More

Trump Seeks out Personal Meeting With Xi Jinping to Resolve Hong Kong Crisis

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Protesters occupy the departure hall of the Hong Kong International Airport during a demonstration in Hong Kong on August 12, 2019. (Anthony Kwan/Getty Images) “I know President Xi of China very well. He is a great leader who very much … Read More

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