Published: Fri, August 16, 2019
Markets | By Otis Pena

Pro-Hong Kong rallies see tensions boil over in Melbourne and Adelaide

Pro-Hong Kong rallies see tensions boil over in Melbourne and Adelaide

"Using force would show the "Chinese dream" is a nightmare", he says, referring to Mr. Xi's trademark slogan on China's future.

"I hope it works out for everybody including China". The Financial Times newspaper reported earlier in July that the US president had agreed with Xi at the Group of 20 summit in June to tone down criticism of China's handling of the crisis.

"This coming Sunday should be another million-strong march". Evidence shows that the situation in Hong Kong would not have deteriorated so much had it not been for the interference and incitement of foreign forces, Liu told a press conference at the Chinese Embassy in Britain.

The Hong Kong protests erupted in early June, in response to an extradition bill which would have allowed authorities to extradite suspected criminals to other jurisdictions for prosecution.

The Friday edition of China's influential state-controlled Global Times tabloid also warned that China had the option to "forcefully intervene", and lashed out at what Beijing describes as U.S. interference in Hong Kong. Hogg, 57, resigned as a way of taking responsibility amid recent events, said the airline, Hong Kong's flag carrier.

Trump's remarks came after some 10 weeks of pro-democracy protests that have frequently devolved into clashes with police, paralyzing the Asian financial hub.

White House national security adviser John Bolton warned against a repeat of Tiananmen in an interview on Wednesday. A CNN camera crew on Wednesday filmed a convoy of Chinese military personnel assembling into a stadium located only miles away from Hong Kong.

Under the "One Country, Two Systems" policy, reporters in Hong Kong enjoy quasi-democratic freedoms inconceivable in China.

Trump's apparent offer on Hong Kong comes after a similar remark he made in June about India and Pakistan regarding their dispute over Kashmir.

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The US farmers have lost another customer after China cancelled the purchase of agricultural products from US. Ross told CNBC that a date has not been set for another round of in-person talks.

China has likened the increasingly violent protests to terrorism and warned it could use force to quell them, as U.S. President Donald Trump urged Xi meet protesters to defuse the tension.

"We encourage China and all parties in Hong Kong to pursue a solution that respects the liberty of Hong Kongers and Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy, as enshrined in the Sino-British Joint Declaration", a State Department spokesperson said.

For example, if the government formally withdrew the extradition treaty and agreed to an independent investigation of police abuses, "it would diffuse the conflict and most Hong Kong people would want to see the protest wind down", says Professor Davis. Analysts and USA officials doubt that China would give the go-ahead for a military intervention which would have a huge impact on the territory's economy. The goal of the airport occupation was both to disrupt the day-to-day functioning of one of the world's most important financial centers, and to raise the visibility of the protests to an worldwide level.

Survey organisers said they would identify suitable venues on Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories for three public assemblies, to be held concurrently with assemblies in schools, and they would apply for letters of no objection from the police.

Still, diplomats in Hong Kong said that they believe China's leadership is well aware that moving mainland forces into Hong Kong would shatter worldwide faith and swiftly lead to sanctions.

A breakdown of the demographics of protesters participating in the latest demonstrations in Hong Kong.

So far, the Hong Kong government has not indicated it is receptive to such talks.

"If they do not pull back from the cliff and continue to push the situation further beyond the critical point, the power of the state may come to Hong Kong at any time", Hu wrote.

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