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Reuters reports that the US State Sec. Pompeo says China in the past year ‘has shed any pretense’ that people of hong kong enjoy high degree of autonomy required by law. 

The headline follows earlier news that Pomero has certified to Congress that Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from China and does not warrant special treatment under US law. 

Risks to financial markets are significant. More on that here: 

 Chart of the Week analysis from the open of this week stated that the US and Chinese tensions are at the forefront of markets.

  • China’s plan of national security law in Hong Kong puts Trump in an unwelcome spot with Xi 
  •  The Hong Kong Dollar, the next black swan?