Trump's signing of Hong Kong Bill will upset China but may not upend trade deal: Experts

China watchers reckoned that Mr Donald Trump believed Washington is in a better position than Beijing.PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON - China may fume at President Donald Trump's signing of a Bill supporting the Hong Kong democracy protests, but Mr Trump has calculated that the move is unlikely to sink the trade deal they are trying to work out, said experts.

In any case, his signing was less about the trade deal and more about bolstering his domestic political position, they said.

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