China summons US envoy, urges Washington to refrain from applying Hong Kong bill

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Beijing | Published: November 28, 2019 11:35:36 AM

Chinese vice foreign minister Le Yucheng lodged a "strong protest" with Ambassador Terry Branstad and demanded that the United States "correct its mistakes and change course", the ministry said in a statement.

hong kong protest, trump hong kong bill, us china trade war, donald trump hong kong decision, china us warChina Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Le Yucheng. (Photo: Reuters)

China’s foreign ministry summoned the US ambassador on Thursday, urging Washington to refrain from applying a bill supporting Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement to “avoid further damage” to relations.

Chinese vice foreign minister Le Yucheng lodged a “strong protest” with Ambassador Terry Branstad and demanded that the United States “correct its mistakes and change course”, the ministry said in a statement.

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