China promises ‘firm response’ to Trump’s order ending Hong Kong’s special status

China promises ‘firm response’ to Trump’s order ending Hong Kong’s special status

July 15, 2020

Beijing says US move to rescind Hong Kong’ preferential economic treatment over new security laws is a ‘mistake’

China has vowed to retaliate after Donald Trump on Tuesday ordered an end to Hong Kong’s special status under US law to punish China for what he called “aggressive actions” against the former British colony.

Citing China’s decision to enact a new national security law for Hong Kong, Trump said he signed an executive order that will end the preferential economic treatment Hong Kong has received for years – “no special privileges, no special economic treatment and no export of sensitive technologies”, he told a news conference.

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