Trump says China should treat Hong Kong 'humanely' before trade deal can be agreed

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump stands at the top of the boarding steps for Air Force One as he arrives for travel to a nearby petrochemical plant after landing at Pittsburgh International Airport in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. August 13, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that China wants to make a trade deal but it should treat Hong Kong “humanely” first.

“Of course China wants to make a deal. Let them work humanely with Hong Kong first!” Trump said on Twitter.

Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by David Alexander