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US cannot fix China in one day, says ex-diplomat in Hong Kong

Hasty decisions put Washington at risk of falling into trap: Kurt Tong

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters hold U.S. flags during a Thanksgiving Day rally at the Edinburgh place in 2019.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. is making too many decisions on China too fast, preventing Washington from obtaining the policy goals it seeks, says Kurt Tong, a former U.S. consul general to Hong Kong.

Tong spoke with Nikkei after U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to start stripping Hong Kong’s special privileges in response to Beijing’s move to place broad national security powers over the city.

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