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John Bolton says Trump botched handling of Hong Kong

Lack of coordination on China policy gave Xi Jinping 'free hand'

John Bolton told Nikkei that if reelected, President Donald Trump may cut defense spending and compromise with China.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration did not have a coordinated, coherent China policy, which ultimately may have given Chinese President Xi Jinping an opening to advance on Hong Kong, former U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton told Nikkei in an interview Tuesday.

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