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President Trump said that he is no longer thinking about negotiating a phase-two trade deal with China, saying the relationship between the countries has been badly damaged by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Chinese maker of TikTok, the popular short-video platform, said it would pull its app out of Hong Kong amid concerns about a new national-security law, its second market exit in as many weeks.

As senior U.S. and Chinese economic officials plan to discuss China’s compliance with a trade deal signed early this year, more than 40 American business groups called on Beijing to step up purchases of U.S. manufactured goods as well as energy and other products as part of the agreement.

Economic activity is gathering momentum in China, a raft of survey data showed, the latest sign that Beijing’s uncompromising approach to the coronavirus pandemic is starting to pay dividends even as the U.S. shuts down swaths of its economy in a struggle to contain the virus.

The U.S. Senate passed by unanimous consent a bipartisan bill to impose sanctions on Chinese officials who threaten Hong Kong’s limited autonomy, as well as the banks and firms that do business with them, sending the legislation to the president’s desk.

With help from legal experts, we dug through the law to better understand its implications for those who live, work and do business in Hong Kong. Here’s what we found.

In a new era of tighter Chinese government control of Hong Kong, the city is likely to see the sun set on broad media freedoms it has enjoyed since the 1997 handover to Chinese control.

China rolled back the autonomy of Hong Kong’s governance, with the imposition of a new law that gives Beijing a much stronger hand in policing the city and safeguarding its own authority.

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