September encounter ‘a direct provocation’ of Beijing’s ire that severely disrupted’ Chinese-German relations, ambassador Wu Ken says.
by WorldTribune Staff, November 29, 2019
Hundreds of older activists have joined young protesters for a unity rally at a Hong Kong park, vowing that their months-long movement will not fade away.
In a Fox News interview, the president would not say whether he intended to sign a tough human rights bill just approved by Congress.
U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019, meant to protect the city's autonomy from China.
Chief among the demonstrators' complaints was that they have grown scared of the black-clad, frequently violent hard core of the anti-government movement.
Police in Hong Kong on Sunday fired tear gas into crowds of protesters who are demanding government reforms in a move that reignited violence among the thousands of demonstrators. Violence erupted shortly after Hong Kong residents participated in a march towards the U.S. consulate to show "gratitude" for America's support
The election usually gets little attention but this year has shaped up as a pivotal battleground for protesters.
In retaliation for U.S. adoption of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, China will also sanction Human Rights Watch and the National Endowment for Democracy.
Hong Kong democracy supporters joined a March of Gratitude rally on Sunday to openly thank U.S. lawmakers for backing their fight against Beijing rule and their desire to live in freedom not tyranny.