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Trump said US to end special treatment for Hong Kong after Beijing approved new security law

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President Donald Trump on Friday ordered his administration to begin the process of eliminating special US treatment for Hong Kong as part of punishment for China, but stopped short of calling an immediate end to privileges that have helped the territory remain a global financial center.

The move will affect “the full range of agreements” the US has with Hong Kong “with few exceptions”, Trump said at a White House news conference on Friday, including its extradition . . .

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