Hong Kong protests: University standoff lingers for 5th day

Alibaba is preparing for a Hong Kong debut Nov. 26

Alibaba is preparing for a Hong Kong debut Nov. 26

Shares retreated in Asia on Wednesday after Japan reported its worst monthly decline in exports in three years.

US President Donald Trump is expected to sign legislation passed by Congress meant to support protesters in Hong Kong, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, a move sure to anger China. Beijing is pressing Washington to agree to broader tariffs rollbacks on Chinese goods.

European markets finished lower with the FTSE 100 down 0.84% while Germany's DAX down 0.48% and France's CAC 40 slipped 0.25%.

At 2:14p.m. ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 189.9 points, or 0.68%, to 27,744.12, the S&P 500 lost 19 points, or 0.61%, to 3,101.18 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 65.93 points, or 0.77%, to 8,504.73.

China resolutely opposes USA lawmakers' passing of a Hong Kong human rights bill and will never allow anyone to destroy Hong Kong's prosperity and stability, senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi said on Thursday.

The CCP thought President Donald Trump would only be concerned about economic benefits for the United States, which is one of the major reasons for their misjudgment, Qin added.

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In Hong Kong, a small band of anti-government protesters, their numbers diminished by surrenders and failed escape attempts, were still holed up at a university Wednesday as they braced for the endgame in a police siege of the campus.

Additionally, Justice Secretary Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah, said Hong Kong Special Administrative Region will uphold the "one country, two systems" principle and will work to rebuild its image, during a press conference inside the Chinese embassy in London Wednesday. The House had previously passed its own version unanimously, but gave assent to the Senate version to expedite the legislation.

Violent criminals in Hong Kong have continuously escalated their activities of beating people, smashing facilities and setting fires recently, with some even hurting ordinary citizens, said the statement, noting that they acted with no bottom line and showed no sign of respect to morality or fear of the law.

Trump said Tuesday he was prepared to raise tariffs on Chinese exports further if an agreement can not be reached. The United States has treated it as a separate entity from mainland China in trade, investment, and visa processing. "If they don't, that's it, OK?"

The spokesman added, "If the US sticks to its course, China will surely take forceful measures to resolutely oppose it to safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interests".

The president said Tuesday that China "is going to have to make a deal that I like".

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USA stocks shook off a midday stumble to finish slightly higher Friday, though the modest rebound was not enough to keep the S&P 500 from breaking its longest stretch of weekly gains in two years.

Investors have turned cautious this week amid concerns that the USA and China will fail to make a trade deal before the year is over.

Trump and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer recognize that making such concessions for a "skinny" trade deal that fails to address core intellectual property and technology transfer issues is not a very good deal for Trump, a second person briefed on last weekend's trade phone call said.

Lael Brainard of the Federal Reserve board told CNBC that she thinks the USA economy will expand moderately through 2020.

The rise in bond yields, which drive up the interest rates banks charge for mortgages and other loans, helped boost financial sector stocks.

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