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This week will be a tense one in Asia, following China’s controversial decision extending its national security law to Hong Kong, and President Donald Trump’s announcement that the U.S. will eliminate Hong Kong’s special status privileges in retaliation. The diplomatic standoff over Beijing’s crackdown on dissent in democratic Hong Kong is happening against the backdrop of the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre on Thursday.
Still, trade data from China on Sunday may show some improvement from the phase one trade deal reached with the U.S. in January. First-quarter GDP figures are expected from