Amid escalating U.S. - China trade war, Hong Kong must figure out how to protect its unique interests

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With all the flip-flopping from Washington – inviting Beijing for a new round of high-level talks this week on the one hand, and US President Donald Trump’s deciding to impose US$200 billion worth of new tariffs on Chinese products on the other – it was only a natural course of action for Beijing to review its initial plan of sending President Xi Jinping’s trusted economic aide, Liu He, to meet his American counterpart.

With Liu’s trip now cancelled, Hong Kong’s flagship carrier, Cathay Pacific, has launched its inaugural direct flight to Washington, and with a special delegation comprising members of major local chambers of commerce on board. They include representatives of the American Chamber of Commerce, along with Hong Kong’s top official in charge of trade, Edward Yau Tang-wah.

Read the full story at SCMP.