'Clear warning': China cautions Hong Kong protesters as it masses troops

'Clear warning': China cautions Hong Kong protesters as it masses troops

"It is the result of Beijing's successive violations of their commitment to honor the will of the people of Hong Kong".

This is a reference to the fact that despite being part of China, Hong Kong receives "a high degree of autonomy, except in foreign and defence affairs".

A protest takes place in Sham Shui Po district on August 14, 2019 in Hong Kong, China.

President Donald Trump also responded on Twitter on Wednesday to the situation in Hong Kong, although he stopped short of the unequivocal support for the protesters exhibited by his Congressional counterparts.

The president's tweet on Wednesday suggested that Hong Kong's unrest was Beijing's to solve, ignoring an agreement between London and Beijing that led to the 1997 handover of the former British colony. After writing that "thousands of companies" are leaving China, the president said, "Of course China wants to make a deal".


The president's tweets were his most extensive about the crisis in the Chinese territory since the demonstrations broke out.

"In the last two months, even though I was separated from the others by the walls of the prison, I can still see many Hong Kong people who have sacrificed selflessly to defend the core values of Hong Kong", Tai told reporters following his release. Let us know and a selection will be answered by a BBC journalist. He expressed the hope that no one would get hurt and "for liberty".

Plenty of U.S. politicians are up in arms about Trump's refusal to wade into the Hong Kong situation more forcefully on the side of the pro-democracy protestors.

President Trump said Thursday that Chinese President Xi Jinping should meet with the pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, where violent clashes have raised fears of a military crackdown. "However, the comments from those members of the U.S. Congress have provided the world with new and powerful evidence on the country's involvement", Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying said, according to CNBC.

In a statement explaining Beijing's stance on the ongoing troubles in Hong Kong, Mr Yao said: "External forces have played a very disgraceful role in the evolving of the situation in Hong Kong".


Margot Lupton and Ross Pratt expected Hong Kong would be a brief sightseeing stopover on the way home from visiting their children in Europe, but instead they've been there for five days. "Since 12th June, the protests in Hong Kong have completely gone beyond the freedom of assembly, demonstration or protest".

The city is bracing for another weekend of rallies with up to a million activists on the streets, after demonstrators closed the worldwide airport, disrupting traffic in the global financial hub. He said the territory was facing its gravest situation since it was handed back from the United Kingdom to China in 1997.

"The Chinese have to look very carefully at the steps they take because people in America remember Tiananmen Square", Bolton said. "And the Chinese government, in this moment at least, they need Hong Kong to withdraw some financial resources, cash, from the economy".

Trump's message comes as China condemned the actions in its territory as "close to terrorism", after peaceful protests at Hong Kong's airport escalated to clashes with police in the streets, the BBC reported.

Chinese state media and state-controlled social media quickly picked up on the incidents, flooding the Chinese internet with overwhelmingly negative assessments of the Hong Kong protesters.


Following weeks of pro-democracy protests in the Chinese territory, Trump has stepped into the fray in a series of tweets by calling for a meeting with Xi Jinping and linking the street actions with a USA trade deal with Beijing.

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