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Canada Hong Kong: Chinese media criticize beating of lawyer by protesters

14:57  25 may  2020
14:57  25 may  2020 Source:   lepoint.fr

China raises its voice against Hong Kong and Taiwan

 China raises its voice against Hong Kong and Taiwan Against the background of the economic crisis linked to the coronavirus, China hardened its tone on Friday against Hong Kong, by announcing its intention to impose on this territory the very controversial law on the national security, which caused monster protests in 2019 in this autonomous Chinese territory.

HONG KONG — The Hong Kong police fired rounds of tear gas and rubber bullets on Sunday to disperse protesters after some of them vandalized the In a Visual Investigation, The New York Times shows how the Hong Kong police used excessive force by tear-gassing, beating and dragging

HONG KONG — Thousands of protesters swarmed some of Hong Kong ’s busiest neighborhoods on Sunday, singing, chanting and erecting roadblocks of torn-up bricks and debris, as the police repeatedly fired tear gas, pepper spray and a water cannon during the city’s largest street mobilization in months.

  Hong Kong: Des médias chinois fustigent le passage à tabac d'un avocat par des manifestants © Provided by Le Point

Chinese media protested Monday against beating, the day before by Hong Kong protesters, lawyer in the former British colony, a scene which was filmed and also condemned by the Hong Kong Bar.

Thousands of people invaded the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to denounce a Chinese bill deemed to be liberticide, resulting in a sharp response from the riot police, and clashes that had not been seen in months. former British colony.

A video posted on social networks also showed a man with a bloody face beaten with kicks and umbrellas by several demonstrators.

The Hong Kong Bar Association announced that the victim was one of its members, and had been taken to the hospital.

Hong Kongers called to demonstrate against the security bill

 Hong Kongers called to demonstrate against the security bill © ISAAC LAWRENCE Pro-democracy activists multiplied the calls to assemble Sunday afternoon in Hong Kong The pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong called on Sunday the population to take to the streets to denounce Beijing's plan to impose a "national security" law on the city, which many fear will herald the end of liberties in the former British colony.

Media captionHow Hong Kong got trapped in a cycle of violence. As the airport standoff was under way, Hong Kong police admitted deploying officers disguised as anti-government protesters during the unrest the previous day. Some officers disguised themselves as "different characters", a spokesman

A protest in Hong Kong in late June. Chinese state media have painted the demonstrations as the work of a small, violent gang lacking popular BEIJING — When a projectile struck a Hong Kong woman in the eye this week as protesters clashed with the police, China responded quickly: Its state

"Any form of violence, which is an attack on the rule of law, must stop immediately," said the organization.

Hong Kong media reports of a dispute between the victim and the demonstrators who were erecting makeshift barricades.

Hong Kong was the scene of demonstrations and almost daily actions from June to December 2019 to denounce in particular the interference of the China in the affairs of its semi-autonomous region.

During this movement, violence was committed by all camps, and exploited by the camp opposite.

Hu Xijin, editor of the Chinese tabloid Global Times , picked up the video on Twitter , a banned social network in China.

"Let us see what looks like the Hong Kong democracy supported by Washington", he wrote.

Le Quotidien du Peuple also relayed the video on Twitter.

IN IMAGES. Thousands of protesters in Hong Kong against the Chinese bill

 IN IMAGES. Thousands of protesters in Hong Kong against the Chinese bill Your browser does not support this video The national security law in Hong Kong, against which demonstrations took place this Sunday, must apply "without the less delay "warned Pekin. Thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong this Sunday to denounce a Chinese bill, according to them, to kill, leading to a sharp response from the riot police, scenes that had not been seen in months. 'former British colony.

Hong Kong pro-democracy figures accused the Communist Party of handing freedoms a death Members of the media take cover as police fire tear gas during a protest against Beijing's national Protesters chanted slogans 'Stand with Hong Kong ,' 'Liberate Hong Kong ' and 'Revolution of our

Media captionHong Kong protesters flee tear gas during rally against China 's draft security law . Earlier, 200 senior politicians from around the world issued a joint statement criticising China 's plan. China has dismissed concerns the legislation would harm foreign investors in Hong Kong , an

China has continued for a year to describe a Hong Kong challenge as a subversive conspiracy orchestrated by foreigners to destabilize the regime.

Hong Kong enjoys a large autonomy from the rest of the country led by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), under the concept "One country, two systems" which presided over its handover in 1997.

Its inhabitants benefit from freedom of expression, freedom of the press and independent justice, rights unknown in mainland China.

This model is supposed to prevail until 2047, but many Hong Kongers have been denouncing increasingly strong interference from Beijing for years.

And many have interpreted the tabling in the Chinese Parliament, on Friday, of a text aiming to prohibit "treason, secession, sedition and subversion" in Hong Kong as the most serious sprain, to date, at the Hong Kong semi-autonomy.

05/25/2020 09:51:28 - Hong Kong ( AFP ) - © 2020 AFP

Trump denounces the "tragedy" of Honk Kong, restricts the entry of Chinese students .
© Provided by Le Point President Donald Trump estimated Friday that the behavior of China towards Hong Kong was "a tragedy" for the world and announced restrictions on Chinese students entering the United States. Beijing "has not kept its word given to the world to ensure the autonomy of Hong Kong," he said in a brief statement from the White House gardens. "It is a tragedy for the people of Hong Kong, for China, and for the whole world," he added.

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