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Asian stocks fall as US bill on Hong Kong threatens to derail trade talks

Chinese airlines, carmakers among major losers on A300 index

HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian shares outside of Japan declined Wednesday after the U.S. Senate passed a bill that seeks to protect human rights in Hong Kong, a move that could hurt the chances of a Sino-American trade deal.

The Nikkei Asia300 Index of companies outside Japan fell 0.6% to 1,324.46.

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