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White House says Trump displeased with China over Hong Kong moves

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump makes a statement to reporters about reopening U.S. places of worship by declaring them "essential" in the midst of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 22, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is displeased with China over Beijing’s effort to impose a new security law on Hong Kong after last year’s pro-democracy unrest, White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said on Tuesday.

McEnany told reporters at a White House briefing that Trump finds it hard to see “how Hong Kong can remain a financial hub if China takes over.”

Reporting by Jeff Mason, Tim Ahmann and Lisa Lambert; writing by Daphne Psaledakis; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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