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US-China tensions

Pompeo insists China 'tide is turning' at US Senate hearing

Expresses 'dismay' at number of countries supporting Hong Kong law

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is seen after a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on July 30.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisted on Thursday the "tide is turning" in dealings with China, citing international support for Washington's policies even as he expressed "dismay" at the number of countries supporting Beijing's new security law for Hong Kong.

Reflecting rising tensions between the world's two largest economies, Pompeo stressed President Donald Trump's tough line on China at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in which he repeatedly clashed with lawmakers over administration policies.

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