Referring to the unilateral Chinese action control over Hong Kong security, Trump said that this was a plain violation of Beijing's treaty obligations with the United Kingdom in the declaration of 1984 and explicit provisions of Hong Kong's basic law which has 27 years to go.
Dr Wang Huiyao, president of the Centre for China and Globalisation and an adviser to China's Cabinet, said Mr Trump's announcements were a political gambit to shift blame to China.
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., a prominent Senate veteran and chair of the chamber's health committee, pushed back at President Donald Trump's decision Friday to pull the United States from the World Health Organization.
Harry Potter author J K Rowling releases new childrens book The Ickabog
Creativity, inventiveness and effort are the most important things: "we aren't necessarily looking for the most technical skill", Rowling explained.
However, the New York Times reports that 40,000 people entered the USA on direct flights from China after these measures were introduced.
The US is the largest contributor to the World Health Organization - making up about 15 per cent of the organisation's total funding. He has also cut funding for the United Nations population fund and the United Nations agency that aids Palestinian refugees. "I don't think a lot has changed", said Craig Allen, president of the U.S. From left, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro, National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and economic adviser Larry Kudlow.
The feud over Hong Kong comes as the two heavyweights head into a risky escalation, both vying to gain an upper hand in what Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi called the start of a new Cold War. REVVED-UP RHETORICTrump's revved-up rhetoric against China comes in the midst of his re-election campaign in which opinion polls show voters increasingly embittered toward Beijing, especially over the coronavirus.
Trump said that later in the day, he will issue a proclamation to better secure America's vital university research and "to suspend the entry of certain foreign nationals from China who have been identified as potential security risks".
Hong Kong's autonomy had been in effect since Britain returned control of the territory in 1997 and has afforded the city special trading status.
Russian Federation confirms 8572 new cases of Covid-19
However, new infections were below 9,000, health officials said with 159,257 patients having recovered from the virus. When local reporters had said the official numbers were too low they were accused of fake news and distortion.
"Withdrawing U.S. membership could, among other things, interfere with clinical trials that are essential to the development of vaccines, which citizens of the United States as well as others in the world need", he said, The Hill reported.
Tensions over Hong Kong have been increasing for more than a year as China has cracked down on protesters and sought to exert more control over the former British territory. Such a deadline would buy time to avoid a major rupture in relations ahead of the November 3 USA election.
"President Trump's decision on the World Health Organization is really unproductive and damaging".
China's National People's Congress, the country's top legislative body, formally passed the Hong Kong security legislation on Thursday. The city has thrived as a global financial center, but removing special protections and status, the sort which for instance allows Americans to travel to Hong Kong without a visa, is massive.
The UK, US, Australia and Canada said the new legislation would "curtail the Hong Kong people's liberties, and in doing so, dramatically erode Hong Kong's autonomy and the system that made it so prosperous". It said that from 2009 to 2018, the cumulative US trade surplus of $297 billion with Hong Kong was the biggest among all USA trading partners.
USA president signs executive order targeting social media companies
It also means people can post pretty much whatever they want, and companies can duck responsibility for the effects. Hours later he warned, on Twitter , that he would regulate social media companies, or "shut them down".