Trump concerned by risk of violent Hong Kong crackdown

 thehindu.com  08/16/2019 01:10:13 

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he is concerned about the risk of a violent Chinese crackdown in Hong Kong, but that he would soon be talking to President Xi Jinping.

I am concerned, he told reporters in New Jersey before traveling to a campaign rally.

Mr. Trump urged Mr. Xi to negotiate directly with pro-democracy protesters, saying: I would be willing to bet that if he sat down with the protesters... Ill bet hed work it out in 15 minutes.

Mr. Trump added, I know its not the kind of thing he does.

He also said that a phone call was scheduled for him to talk soon with President Xi.

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