CHINA/EXECUTIVE ORDER/HONG KONG: “Today, I also signed an executive order ending US preferential treatment for Hong Kong. Hong Kong will now be treated the same as Mainland China, no special privileges, no special economic treatment and no export of sensitive technologies. In addition to that, as you know, we’re placing massive tariffs and have placed very large tariffs on China. First time that’s ever happened to China. Billions of dollars have been paid to the United States of which I’ve given quite a bit to the farmers and ranchers of our country because they were targeted.”

-Donald Trump, “Remarks by President Trump in Press Conference,” whitehouse.gov, July 14, 2020

[Note: Read the full Executive Order signed by Donald Trump, “Executive Order on Hong Kong Normalization.”]