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China threatens 'countermeasures' after Trump signs Hong Kong bill

AFP  |  Beijing 

China warned on Thursday that it was ready to take "firm countermeasures" against the United States after President Donald Trump signed a law supporting pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.

"The nature of this is extremely abominable, and harbours absolutely sinister intentions," the foreign ministry said in a statement, without specifying what measures Beijing might take.

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First Published: Thu, November 28 2019. 07:50 IST