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China fumes over US law backing Hong Kong, says retaliation inevitable

In signing the bills, Trump signaled to Xi that action wouldn't be imminent.

Demonstrators clash with riot police during a protest in Hong Kong, China, August 24, 2019. Photo: Reuters
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Demonstrators clash with riot police during a protest in Hong Kong, China, August 24, 2019. Photo: Reuters

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Terms of Trade is a daily newsletter that untangles a world embroiled in trade wars. China is making a habit of issuing vague retaliation threats. So far, however, it hasn’t actually done much. The foreign ministry gave another warning on Thursday after President Donald Trump signed bills backing Hong Kong’s protesters, using language that mirrored a statement last week.

China issued similar threats earlier this year after the U.S. approved arms sales to Taiwan, sanctioned companies over human-rights abuses in Xinjiang and put Huawei Technologies Co. on a blacklist. “We suggest that the U.S. stops sticking obstinately to its course

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First Published: Nov 29 2019 | 7:49 AM IST

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