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WorldChina Signals Intervention as Hong Kong’s Protests Intensify

01:10  26 august  2019
01:10  26 august  2019 Source:   bloomberg.com

Trump, Trudeau discussed developments in Hong Kong, Canadians held in China

Trump, Trudeau discussed developments in Hong Kong, Canadians held in China U.S. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discussed the Hong Kong protests and the ongoing detention of two Canadians by the Chinese government, a statement from Trudeau's office said on Friday. © Reuters/JONATHAN ERNST U.S. President Trump meets with Canada's Prime Minister Trudeau at the White House in Washington The Hong Kong protests started as a peaceful rebuke of the government in April but have evolved into a direct challenge to Communist Party rule over this former British colony.

Hong Kong ’ s pro -democracy citizens have protested those and other moves peacefully since the early summer, but in recent weeks There’ s no evidence for her claim. But saying that a foreign nation instigated Hong Kong ’ s protests makes the case for military intervention much easier.

Protests in Hong Kong intensified on Sunday, on what marked the seventh consecutive weekend of pro -democracy demonstrations against the Chinese government, spurred by Read more: Hong Kong ' s protesters used low-tech street smarts to smash China ' s powerful techno-authoritarianism.

(Bloomberg) -- China sent the strongest warning yet of using troops on Hong Kong’s streets where Beijing says protests have turned into a “Color Revolution,” with water cannons and tear gas fired in skirmishes between police and demonstrators in the 12th straight weekend of unrest.

China Signals Intervention as Hong Kong’s Protests Intensify© Thomson Reuters Demonstrators are surrounded by tear gas during a protest in Tsuen Wan, in Hong Kong, China, August 25, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

“It’s not only China central government’s authority but also its responsibility to intervene when riots take place in Hong Kong,” the state-run Xinhua News Agency said Sunday in a commentary, recalling comments by former top leader Deng Xiaoping saying Beijing has to act under such circumstances.

HK activists, Beijing supporters demonstrate in London

HK activists, Beijing supporters demonstrate in London Demonstrators backing the democracy activists in Hong Kong marched in London on Saturday, as counter-protesters staged a rival rally. 

Hong Kong police have arrested a suspect in relation to the July 1 ransacking of the legislature, while Beijing intensified its condemnation of the protests The station is a controversial symbol of China ’ s presence in Hong Kong . High-speed trains to the mainland depart from there but, more significantly

NEW DELHI (THE STATESMAN/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - After several weeks of the upheaval in Hong Kong , China ' s intervention on Monday (July 29) in the face of violent developments in its protectorate has been remarkably robust.

President Donald Trump on Aug. 13 said reports from U.S. intelligence agencies show the Chinese government is moving troops to its border with Hong Kong. A day earlier, Global Times, a Chinese tabloid run by the People’s Daily, reported that the Chinese People’s Armed Police were assembling in Shenzhen ahead of “apparent large-scale exercises,” where “numerous” armored personnel carriers, trucks and other vehicles of the paramilitary force were seen heading toward Hong Kong’s neighboring city.

In Sunday’s commentary, Xinhua said Hong Kong’s protests have turned into a Color Revolution aimed at overturning the Special Administrative Region’s constitutional institutions, a signal it was ready to take further action. Previously, Chinese officials had described the protests as having some characteristics of a “color revolution.”

Twitter, Facebook: China used platforms against Hong Kong protests

Twitter, Facebook: China used platforms against Hong Kong protests Twitter and Facebook on Monday said they uncovered campaigns by China to use the social media platforms against pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Facebook said in a separate post that a tip from Twitter led to the removal of Facebook pages, groups and accounts involved in "coordinated inauthentic behavior as part of a small network that originated in China and focused on Hong Kong." Read More

The protest intensified Sunday when Hong Kong police unleashed tear gas on demonstrators. But there was no mention of it on the evening Chinese state-run CCTV news. On Monday morning, the homepage of China ' s major portals such as Sina, Sohu, 163 and China ' s state-run news agency

Protests in Hong Kong first sparked in early June when the Beijing-backed local government attempted to pass legislation that would allow extraditions of convicted criminals to mainland China . Activists have called such legislation “legalized kidnapping” and have demanded the resignation of

Protesters’ violent acts have pushed Hong Kong to an extremely dangerous edge, the city’s government said in a statement after a day full of violent clashes between demonstrators and the police where an officer fired warning shots in the air.

--With assistance from Dandan Li.

To contact the reporter on this story: Jacob Gu in New York at [email protected]

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British government welcomes China's release of Hong Kong consulate employee.
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