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FirstFT: Today’s top stories

Gordon Smith, Emily Goldberg and Alice Woodhouse

Before we start a short service announcement — there will be no end-of-week news quiz tomorrow but it will be back next week. , defying calls from China to block the legislation and putting the territory’s special trade status at risk. The president ratified the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act after it was overwhelmingly passed by lawmakers, a rare example of bipartisan co-operation.