torsdag 28. mai 2020

What to expect now US deems Hong Kong no longer autonomous

U.S. President Donald Trump has to decide what actions to take after the US state department told Congress on Wednesday that Hong Kong was no longer considered autonomous from China, an assessment that could threaten the city’s long-standing special trading status. “It’s a one-two action,” David Stilwell, assistant secretary of the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the state department said on Wednesday evening.

“One being the state department making the assessment that Hong Kong no longer enjoys autonomy,” he told reporters, referring to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s statement earlier in the day. “And then, [the second action will be] the determination by the White House as to how we’re going to respond,” he said.The state department did not specify when that decision might be taken.