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Donald Trump signs bill supporting Hong Kong protesters into law

By DW
28 November 2019   |   12:12 pm
The new legislation requires the State Department to ensure that Hong Kong retains sufficient autonomy to enjoy favorable US trading terms that have helped the city to maintain its position as a major financial hub.

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