Trump says arrest of Hong Kong's Jimmy Lai 'a terrible thing'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized the arrest of Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai this week under China's new national security law.

Reuters August 14, 2020 05:11:01 IST
Trump says arrest of Hong Kong's Jimmy Lai 'a terrible thing'

Trump says arrest of Hong Kongs Jimmy Lai a terrible thing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized the arrest of Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai this week under China's new national security law.

"I think it's a terrible thing," Trump told reporters in response to a question about Lai's arrest.

(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)

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