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Merkel says Hong Kong's rights should be protected

WorldNews Friday, 6 September 2019 ()
Merkel says Hong Kong's rights should be protectedMerkel met with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang after arriving in Beijing in the morning. She will dine with President Xi Jinping in the evening. The German leader faces the challenge of balancing human rights concerns and economic discussions with one of Germany's largest trading partners. "I indicated during the talks that the rights and freedoms agreed upon in Hong Kong's Basic Law should be safeguarded," Merkel said during a joint news briefing with Li. The Basic Law is Hong Kong's de facto constitution, which promises the semi-autonomous Chinese city certain democratic rights not afforded to the...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel raised the question of Hong Kong during a visit with Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing, calling for a peaceful solution to end months of protests in Hong Kong that began over a controversial extradition bill. Jayson Albano reports.

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