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Trump weighs in on Hong Kong protests

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/15/19, 11:19 am

President Donald Trump on Wednesday asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to “quickly and humanely” resolve the protests in Hong Kong before resuming trade talks with the United States. The pro-democracy uprising that began 10 weeks ago continued this week, temporarily halting travel at the territory’s busy international airport.

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Propaganda vs. the people

Hong Kong | China is using state-run media and other tools to shape views on the Hong Kong protests
by June Cheng
Posted 8/14/19, 03:55 pm

As reported in China Snapshot for the past few months, the protests in Hong Kong have arisen out of the concerns of residents: The protesters oppose Beijing’s encroachment on Hong Kong autonomy, want their local government to listen to public opinion, and wish to freely elect their leaders.

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Hong Kong airport resumes normal operations

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/14/19, 11:24 am

Protesters apologized to travelers at Hong Kong International Airport on Wednesday after flights resumed at one of the busiest airports in the world. The city’s Airport Authority said it obtained an injunction to keep the demonstrators from disrupting operations following clashes with riot police, canceled flights, and delayed travelers on Monday and Tuesday. A group of protesters emailed a statement directed at travelers, saying, “We ask for your understanding and forgiveness as young people in Hong Kong continue to fight for freedom and democracy.”

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