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How Hong Kong has become a pawn in US-imposed trade war

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11.12.2018

Hong Kong officials have long warned that the city could be caught in the middle of a trade war between the United States and China. It now looks like things could be much worse: we might become the epicentre of the geopolitical rivalry between the two superpowers.

After 20 years, Beijing and Washington are taking their gloves off in dealing with the city.

Having been warned by a US congressional commission that Hong Kong’s separate customs status from the rest of China may be reversed, Washington now complains the city is not doing enough to enforce US sanctions against Iran and North Korea.

The message from the Americans is especially reinforced by the arrest of Huawei’s No 2 Sabrina Meng Wanzhou in Canada, for possible extradition to the US, despite claims by American officials........

© South China Morning Post