Trump weighs in on Hong Kong to gain leverage in China trade talks

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Trump weighs in on Hong Kong to gain leverage in China trade talksDonald Trump has shifted his stance on the unrest in Hong Kong in recent days to show greater solidarity with the pro-democracy protesters after coming to view the issue as a point of leverage in trade negotiations with China.For months, Trump administration officials described the Hong Kong uprising as an internal matter for China, aware of how delicate the issue is for president Xi Jinping and other Communist Party officials.