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Trump signs bill holding China accountable for ‘oppressive actions’ in Hong Kong


President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he signed a China sanctions bill targeting Beijing’s crackdown in Hong Kong, as well as an executive order to hold China accountable for “oppressive actions” against the former British colony’s people. Speaking at the White House, Trump also said he had signed an order ending U.S. preferential treatment for Hong Kong. “Hong Kong will now be treated the same as mainland China,” Trump told reporters in the White House Rose Garden. Trump also said he has no plans to speak with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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