Politics US ends agreements with Hong Kong which says it is a 'pawn' Updated : August 20, 2020 12:12 PM IST US-China ties have deteriorated to their worst level in decades, analysts say. Hong Kong has become another contentious issue between China and the United States, whose relations were already strained by differences over trade. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.