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Mertha argues it is time for all sides to back off and cool off. Whether this happens is an open question. The CCP’s blindness to realities outside their ideological framework created this mayhem, and one thing devoted Communists find challenging is accepting that the Party is anything but perfect, and might happen to puts its interests ahead of the nation’s. Coming days will be telling – whether China embarks down the path of the USSR, or reverses direction.
Some very good analysis by Pry on PLA nuclear capabilities, and other interesting analyses.
If the Trump administration is incapable of brokering some sort of temporary peace, it should at the very least avoid giving Xi any more rhetorical ammunition and making the situation worse.
The pair meet in New York on Tuesday for exchange of views that observers predict will include anti-government protests in Hong Kong, but neither side indicates any positive outcome.
Americans should boycott Chinese products in response to the intensifying political crisis in Hong Kong, a Republican lawmaker urged amid rumors Beijing is ready to use military force to shut down protests.
China’s Foreign Ministry said leading American officials are “anxious” to “instigate and see chaos” in Hong Kong.
China’s foreign ministry on Tuesday told the United States to stay out of its internal affairs after some U.S. lawmakers, including House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, condemned what they called acts of violence by police against protesters in Hong Kong.
Violent clashes between anti-government protesters and riot police in the Hong Kong airport prompted an outpouring of support Tuesday from U.S. lawmakers for the demonstrators.
China has refused port visits to Hong Kong by two U.S. warships amid continued trade tensions and diplomatic spats between the two sides over pro-democracy protests in the Asian financial hub.
Chinese propagandists are throwing around wild allegations in Hong Kong—but the leadership may really believe them.
In no case should violence be tolerated anywhere in the world. This is the bottom line of a modern civilized society. As Hong Kong rioters have vented their rage at and attacked innocents, no excuse can exonerate them of the blame for violent crimes. Any attempt, especially by some biased Westerners, to defend them is nothing short of being an accomplice in the violence.
Riot police arrived at the Hong Kong International Airport shortly before midnight local time after a second day of protests that brought flight departures to a standstill. One man, who protesters suspected of being an undercover cop, had his hands bound with cable ties, and was interrogated aggressively. The man appeared to faint before eventually being taken away by paramedics. “Hong Kong terrorists besiege mainland tourists” (香港恐怖分子围攻内地游客) became a trending hashtag on Weibo for several hours yesterday. We can expect Beijing to milk this unfortunate incident for everything it’s worth — because the propaganda is working.
How Beijing is weaponizing social media in its fight to crush the Hong Kong protests.
The approval rating of embattled Chief Executive Carrie Lam continued its steady downward march this week, dropping one point to 20 percent in a new survey as public anger over the government’s handling of an ongoing political crisis continues to surge. According to a poll conducted by the Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute during the first week of August, the percentage of more than 1,000 respondents who disapproved of Lam outright had risen to 72 percent.
Hong Kong’s last British governor Chris Patten talks with TIME about what's at stake for Hong Kong and China.
Hong Kong airport is resuming normal operations this morning after another night of protests that saw violent clashes and flights severely disrupted. Washington is now urging Beijing to respect the city’s autonomy while the U.N. is calling for an investigation into the use of teargas by police. Bloomberg’s Stephen Engle reports on “Bloomberg Markets: China Open.” (Source: Bloomberg)
It comes after protesters clashed with police officers, and detained two men, at Hong Kong’s airport.
China on Wednesday slammed pro-democracy protesters at Hong Kong airport for “terrorist-like” acts, after two men were beaten by demonstrators.In Pic: Hong Kong: Policemen with batons and shields shout at protesters during a demonstration at the Airport in Hong Kong. China slams protestors at the airport
When coups happen, the rebels usually try to secure the airport. So the Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters who seized control of Hong Kong international airport had certainly made their point to the authorities – that mass protest is capable of paralysing this major hub, and that they can go further in their passionate defence of their limited freedoms.
Editorial: The city is seeing new levels of violence. The authorities created this mess – how can it be ended?
As pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong continue to dominate the world’s news, China is aggressively presenting a very different picture of events. The audience is its people, and home and abroad.
Flights are resuming after protesters clashed with police last night at the Hong Kong airport. Follow here for the latest.
China’s Hong Kong Liaison office said on Wednesday that anti government protesters were no different to "terrorists", as U.S. President Donald Trump said Chinese troops were moving to the border with Hong Kong and urged calm. The Beijing-based Hong Kong and Macau Affairs office on Wednesday said extremely violent crimes…
A road of no return: that is where a tear-stained Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s chief executive, warned that the territory was heading after almost three months of protests.On the other side of the border with mainland China, armoured troop carriers and other military vehicles were massing, filmed by Chin
Protesters in Hong Kong seem undeterred by China’s thinly veiled threat of sending in the armed forces. But Beijing would pay a steep price if it were to send in troops, says DW’s Mathias Bölinger.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Flights to and from the airport were canceled for a second day on Tuesday as demonstrators continue to flood the halls, demanding an end to police brutality.
Calvin Klein listed Hong Kong, Taiwan as separate from China on its website. Lay Zhang Yixing, of K-pop group Exo, said he would stop modelling for US company if it didn’t correct error, say sorry and avoid a recurrence.
As protesters in Hong Kong use increasingly creative means to demand change, the possibility that Beijing will respond with force is growing.
“Tell me why Xi should not continue to wait out The World’s Greatest Negotiator, who keeps ‘dealing’ with himself?” says Jim Chanos.
President Donald Trump’s new tariffs on Chinese agricultural products are likely to hurt the Asian nation a lot less than the retaliatory duties Beijing already imposes on the U.S.
Fiona Cunningham relies on unclassified sources to provide a well-researched summary of the mainstream view of academics, China scholars and even many military professionals of the PRC’s nuclear doctrine and C3 arrangements. Unfortunately, this mainstream view is almost certainly wrong.
Under Beijing\’s civil-military fusion strategy, PLA General Hospital has emerged as a leader in gene-editing research.
Australia is on a ‘hiding to nothing’ from the escalating USA confrontation with China. If we choose USA, China can peacefully inflict devastating economic damage by choosing other countries to supply its resources. If we choose China, USA can withdraw its security guarantees, (albeit never tested in a situation where Australia, but not the USA,…
A tiny currency devaluation shocked the market, but a currency war makes no sense for Beijing, and China trade doesn’t matter much to the American economy.