Trump warns Tiananmen-style Hong Kong crackdown would harm trade deal

US President Donald Trump has warned China that carrying out a ‘Tiananmen Square’ style crackdown on Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests would harm trade talks between the two countries. Trump told this to reporters in New Jersey on Sunday. 
China deployed tanks to end student-led protests in the bloody 1989 crackdown in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, resulting in an estimated death toll between several hundred to over a thousand. 

Referring to the trade negotiations with China, American President said, ‘If such a such a situation was repeated in Hong Kong, then, I think there’d be tremendous political sentiment not to do something’. 

For the last two months, pro-democracy movement is going on in Hong Kong leading clashes between protesters and police. 

The Hindu

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