US laws supporting Hong Kong protests - what good are they?

What Trump signed last week supposedly helps the city, but could end up hurting it

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Very few executive actions in US President Donald Trump's White House can be described as "low-key".

When Mr Trump is signing something, be it an executive order or a new piece of legislation, there is often a fair bit of fanfare.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 01, 2019, with the headline US laws supporting Hong Kong protests - what good are they?. Subscribe