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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

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 HK protests - what good are they?'. Print Edition | Subscribe