Trump says signing the Hong Kong bill does not make talks with China better

(New at all times, add Trump's comments on Hong Kong and its background) WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (Reuters) - US President Donald Trump said on Monday that US law supporting protesters in Hong Kong did not facilitate trade negotiations with China, but added that he believes Beijing still wants an agreement. with the United States The Chinese are always negotiating, Trump told reporters at the White House as he prepared to leave for a NATO summit in London. I am very happy where we are and, frankly, I could be in other places that I could do alone and be even happier ... but the Chinese want to reach an agreement. We will see what happens. When asked how a new US law that supports protesters in Hong Kong impacted business talks, Trump said: It doesn't improve, but we'll see what happens. Last week, Trump enacted bills in Congress that support protesters in Hong Kong and threaten China with possible human rights sanctions, leading China to warn of possible reprisals. On Sunday, the Axios news site reported that the trade agreement between the United States and China stalled because Trump enacted the measure. (Report by Alexandra Alper; Writing by Lisa Lambert and Susan Heavey Edition by Chizu Nomiyama and David Gregorio) This story has not been edited by The Times of India and is automatically generated from a syndicated feed to which we subscribe. (This story has not been edited by and is automatically generated from a syndicated feed to which we subscribe.)