- RT America Published on Sep 3, 2019
The escalating US-China trade war is hurting global markets. The United States imposed another round of tariffs on Chinese goods. China retaliated by raising duties on certain US imports. Meanwhile, a leaked audio recording appears to show Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam telling business leaders she would resign if she had a choice. Protesters took to the streets this weekend despite a government ban. RT America’s Michele Greenstein reports from Hong Kong. US President Donald Trump’s special envoy to Afghanistan said the United States and the Taliban have reached an agreement “in principle” that would withdraw 5,000 US troops within the next five months. Former Pentagon official Michael Maloof weighs in. Plus, fire and rescue crews have been recovering bodies from a boat that caught fire this weekend near the Santa Cruz Islands, 32 miles off the California coast.