‘Full of arrogance’: Trump angers China by signing bills backing Hong Kong protesters

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Beijing says ‘US plot doomed to fail’ after legislation approved that threatens sanctions if officials abuse human rights

Donald Trump has signed into law legislation backing pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, angering Beijing which has condemned the bill as “full of prejudice and arrogance”.

The legislation, approved unanimously by the US Senate and by all but one lawmaker in the House of Representatives last week, threatens sanctions on Chinese and Hong Kong officials deemed responsible for human rights abuses in Hong Kong. The bill also requires the state department to annually review whether Hong Kong retains enough autonomy to justify favourable US trading terms.

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