Trump Begrudgingly Joins Pro-Democracy Cause In Hong Kong, All Eyes On China Retaliation
Faced with a choice between irritating Congress and irritating Xi, Donald Trump decided to chance the latter. On Wednesday evening in the US, Trump signed bipartisan legislation** in support of the pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong. It's been a week since the Senate passed the bill and more than a month since the House first approved similar legislation. The bill would have become law one way or another - it had a theoretical veto-proof majority. Still, Trump waffled. “We have to stan
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China will escalate the situation. We are expecting them to fold because we think this legislation will give us more leverage, not understanding that the Chinese don’t really care. They care about their image much more, and we are only forcing them to demonstrate that they maintain an ability to fight back.