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May 26, 2020, 2:37 p.m. EDT

Trump says China takeover would threaten Hong Kong's financial-hub status: White House

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By Robert Schroeder

President Donald Trump is displeased with China over its efforts to crack down on Hong Kong, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Tuesday, adding he believes "it's hard to see how Hong Kong can remain a financial hub if China takes over." U.S. officials have warned that China's efforts to impose new national-security laws in Hong Kong could jeopardize the city's special trade status. McEnany declined to go into further detail during the regular White House press briefing.

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