Trump ends privileged relationship with Hong Kong

US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — US President Donald Trump said on Friday that he has ordered his administration to revoke the special status the United States grants Hong Kong due to China’s plans to toughen security laws in the country. semi-autonomous territory.

At a press conference in the White House, Donald Trump accused China of having betrayed its commitments on the autonomy of Hong Kong.

This special trade treatment granted by the United States, which allows the territory to benefit in particular from advantageous customs duties – has enabled Hong Kong to become a world financial pole.

Beijing introduced a national security bill for Hong Kong last week to fight secessionist, subversive and terrorist activities as well as foreign interference.

The President also announced the withdrawal of the United States from the World Health Organization (WHO), which he accused of being a puppet manipulated by Beijing.

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