On the Hong Kong protests, Mr Trump, it’s your move
Sunday, 16 June 2019 One often hears that Hong Kong people care only about making money and have little interest in how they are governed. A million people in the streets protesting a Beijing-mandated extradition law suggests otherwise. The law – potentially allowing China to grab people in Hong Kong and take them in handcuffs to the People’s Republic for “trial,” has provoked a bigger and fiercer response than either Beijing or its local representatives in the Legislative Council (Hong Kong’s parliament) imagined. Something important – indeed, inspirational – has to be going on to get a million Hong Kongers, almost 15% of the population, out protesting. That something is a desire for fair and...
Hong Kong's protests have drawn millions of people to the city's streets in recent months and thrown the former British colony into its biggest political crisis... Reuters Also reported by •Reuters India •News24 •Eurasia Review •FT.com
The massive protests that have rattled Hong Kong in recent weeks will put hundreds of thousands of mainland Chinese tourists off visiting the city this year,... WorldNews Also reported by •Christian Science Monitor •Seattle Times •euronews