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Donald J. Trump on Twitter: “I know President Xi of China very well. He is a great leader who very much has the respect of his people. He is also a good man in a “tough business.” I have ZERO doubt that if President Xi wants to quickly and humanely solve the Hong Kong problem, he can do it. Personal meeting?” / Twitter

Donald J. Trump on Twitter: “If President Xi would meet directly and personally with the protesters, there would be a happy and enlightened ending to the Hong Kong problem. I have no doubt! https://t.co/eFxMjgsG1K” / Twitter

Eunice Yoon on Twitter: “#China’s response to @realDonaldTrump’s tweets about #HongKongProtests and trade.  https://t.co/1owdcxFmn6” / Twitter

Hong Kong protests: Trump suggests ‘personal meeting’ with Chinese president – BBC News

Donald Trump says he’s confident Chinese president Xi Jinping can humanely solve Hong Kong’s crisis.

Donald Trump seeks meeting with Xi Jinping amid Hong Kong and market unrest

President Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to request a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping amid growing unrest in Hong Kong.

Trump links Hong Kong protests to trade talks with China

President Donald Trump linked the ongoing trade talks with China to pro-democracy protests that have sparked a political crisis in Hong Kong on Wednesday.

Trump ties China trade deal to ‘humane’ Hong Kong resolution after troop buildup worry – Reuters

President Donald Trump on Wednesday tied a U.S. trade deal with China to humane resolution of the weeks of protests wracking Hong Kong, hours after the State Department said it was “deeply concerned” about reports of movement of Chinese paramilitary forces along the Hong Kong border.

Waning of American Power? Trump Struggles With an Asia in Crisis – The New York Times

The Trump administration has taken a hands-off approach to conflicts — from Kashmir to Hong Kong to the rivalry between Japan and South Korea — as Asian officials escalate the battles.

Hong Kong protests: UK should not interfere, says Chinese ambassador – BBC News

China’s ambassador to the UK says some politicians think “their hands are still in the colonial days”.

China won’t like it, but Chairman Mao would be supporting the Hong Kong protests | The Independent

Step back for one moment from the frenzied scenes of tear gas in underground railway stations and armoured personnel carriers massing on the border and there’s a grotesque historical irony which helps reveal the future for Hong Kong.  In China, the notion represents heresy but recent evidence suggests that protestors have more in common with Chairman Mao Zedong and the early

Satellite pics show more than 500 Chinese military vehicles in soccer stadium near Hong Kong border — RT Sport News

Satellite images have reportedly captured more than 500 Chinese military vehicles stationed in and around a soccer stadium close to the Hong Kong border in what is believed to be a response to days of violent protests.

Chinese armored vehicles parked outside Hong Kong fuel fears of military crackdown against protests – TheBlaze

Things could escalate dangerously

In Latest Veiled Threat, Chinese Military Says Troops Can Arrive In Hong Kong Within 10 Minutes

Chinese military have posted a social media message containing a warning that Chinese troops are at the ready …

Chinese military vehicles stashed across Hong Kong border in soccer stadium, satellite images appear to show | Fox News

Satellite images this week apparently captured more than 500 Chinese military vehicles in and around a soccer stadium near the border with Hong Kong in what many speculate was a response to several days of violent protests that disrupted operations at one of the world’s busiest international airports.

China steps up plan for military action as troops amass at Hong Kong border | Metro News

Thousands of Chinese military personnel have been seen marching and waving red flags at a sports stadium close to the border with Hong Kong. The ominous deployment of troops comes…

Hong Kong spends billions to avert recession as protest hit the economy – CNN

Hong Kong is pumping billions of dollars into its economy in a bid to avert a recession as the city’s political crisis disrupts business and slams financial markets.

Opinion | Hong Kong’s Challenge to Xi Jinping’s Iron Rule – The New York Times

The protesters, for the most part, are not radicals. But they are a threat to his monopoly on power.

Christian Whiton: China’s Xi looks increasingly dazed and confused – Could Hong Kong win this showdown? | Fox News

As protests in Hong Kong continue China’s Xi Jinping has painted himself into a corner.

Does Hong Kong Matter? – WSJ

Trump should know better than anyone that these protests in Hong Kong are about freedom.

‘We Are at the Point of No Return’: How a Series of Protests Escalated Into an All-Out Battle for the Soul of Hong Kong

There is no doubt that Hong Kong is on a collision course with the Chinese government

China will do whatever it wants in Hong Kong

Official site of The Week Magazine, offering commentary and analysis of the day’s breaking news and current events as well as arts, entertainment, people and gossip, and political cartoons.

Hong Kong’s Youth Resist a Tyrannical China

They are the faces of the Hong Kong protests that have dominated headlines for the past few months. …

Commentary: How a leaderless movement in Hong Kong went haywire – CNA

The outbreak of violence at the Hong Kong Airport has raised difficult questions about the protesters’ moral authority and the movement’s ability …

Citic Joins Chinese State Firms Boycotting Cathay Pacific – Bloomberg

Another Chinese state-run company told employees to avoid taking Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. flights, adding to the pressure on Hong Kong’s dominant carrier after its workers took part in anti-Beijing protests.

Propaganda vs. the people | WORLD News Group

China is using state-run media and other tools to shape views on the Hong Kong protests

Chinese Reporter Assaulted at Hong Kong Airport Becomes Mainland Hero – WSJ

Mainland Chinese angry at the antigovernment protests roiling Hong Kong for months have a new poster boy: a Chinese state-media reporter named Fu Guohao, who was assaulted by protesters at Hong Kong’s airport.

China Border Agents Probe Hong Kong Travelers’ Devices – Bloomberg

Hong Kong travelers to China are being asked to unlock their smartphones so Chinese agents can examine chat messages and social media, the latest move by authorities to prevent the financial hub’s months-long protests from spreading.

China denies request for US Navy warships to visit a restive Hong Kong | Fox News

China has rejected a request for two upcoming U.S. Navy warship visits to Hong Kong amid massive, weeks-long protests that are taking place in the former British colony, a U.S. defense official told Fox News.

Amazon faces online backlash in China for T-shirts with Hong Kong democracy slogans – Reuters

Chinese social media users directed their fury at online retailer Amazon.com on Thursday, after discovering T-shirts on its website sporting slogans that support anti-government protesters in Hong Kong.

China threatens to retaliate against the US as Trump prepares more tariffs | Business Insider

China vowed on Thursday to retaliate against the Trump administration’s threats to levy additional tariffs on its products next month, casting a doubt on trade negotiations a day after Wall Street suffered its worst losses of 2019.

Donald J. Trump on Twitter: “I know President Xi of China very well. He is a great leader who very much has the respect of his people. He is also a good man in a “tough business.” I have ZERO doubt that if President Xi wants to quickly and humanely solve the Hong Kong problem, he can do it. Personal meeting?” / Twitter

Donald J. Trump on Twitter: “If President Xi would meet directly and personally with the protesters, there would be a happy and enlightened ending to the Hong Kong problem. I have no doubt! https://t.co/eFxMjgsG1K” / Twitter

Eunice Yoon on Twitter: “#China’s response to @realDonaldTrump’s tweets about #HongKongProtests and trade.  https://t.co/1owdcxFmn6” / Twitter

Hong Kong protests: Trump suggests ‘personal meeting’ with Chinese president – BBC News

Donald Trump says he’s confident Chinese president Xi Jinping can humanely solve Hong Kong’s crisis.

Donald Trump seeks meeting with Xi Jinping amid Hong Kong and market unrest

President Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to request a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping amid growing unrest in Hong Kong.

Trump links Hong Kong protests to trade talks with China

President Donald Trump linked the ongoing trade talks with China to pro-democracy protests that have sparked a political crisis in Hong Kong on Wednesday.

Trump ties China trade deal to ‘humane’ Hong Kong resolution after troop buildup worry – Reuters

President Donald Trump on Wednesday tied a U.S. trade deal with China to humane resolution of the weeks of protests wracking Hong Kong, hours after the State Department said it was “deeply concerned” about reports of movement of Chinese paramilitary forces along the Hong Kong border.

Waning of American Power? Trump Struggles With an Asia in Crisis – The New York Times

The Trump administration has taken a hands-off approach to conflicts — from Kashmir to Hong Kong to the rivalry between Japan and South Korea — as Asian officials escalate the battles.

Hong Kong protests: UK should not interfere, says Chinese ambassador – BBC News

China’s ambassador to the UK says some politicians think “their hands are still in the colonial days”.

China won’t like it, but Chairman Mao would be supporting the Hong Kong protests | The Independent

Step back for one moment from the frenzied scenes of tear gas in underground railway stations and armoured personnel carriers massing on the border and there’s a grotesque historical irony which helps reveal the future for Hong Kong.  In China, the notion represents heresy but recent evidence suggests that protestors have more in common with Chairman Mao Zedong and the early

Satellite pics show more than 500 Chinese military vehicles in soccer stadium near Hong Kong border — RT Sport News

Satellite images have reportedly captured more than 500 Chinese military vehicles stationed in and around a soccer stadium close to the Hong Kong border in what is believed to be a response to days of violent protests.

Chinese armored vehicles parked outside Hong Kong fuel fears of military crackdown against protests – TheBlaze

Things could escalate dangerously

In Latest Veiled Threat, Chinese Military Says Troops Can Arrive In Hong Kong Within 10 Minutes

Chinese military have posted a social media message containing a warning that Chinese troops are at the ready …

Chinese military vehicles stashed across Hong Kong border in soccer stadium, satellite images appear to show | Fox News

Satellite images this week apparently captured more than 500 Chinese military vehicles in and around a soccer stadium near the border with Hong Kong in what many speculate was a response to several days of violent protests that disrupted operations at one of the world’s busiest international airports.

China steps up plan for military action as troops amass at Hong Kong border | Metro News

Thousands of Chinese military personnel have been seen marching and waving red flags at a sports stadium close to the border with Hong Kong. The ominous deployment of troops comes…

Hong Kong spends billions to avert recession as protest hit the economy – CNN

Hong Kong is pumping billions of dollars into its economy in a bid to avert a recession as the city’s political crisis disrupts business and slams financial markets.

Opinion | Hong Kong’s Challenge to Xi Jinping’s Iron Rule – The New York Times

The protesters, for the most part, are not radicals. But they are a threat to his monopoly on power.

Christian Whiton: China’s Xi looks increasingly dazed and confused – Could Hong Kong win this showdown? | Fox News

As protests in Hong Kong continue China’s Xi Jinping has painted himself into a corner.

Does Hong Kong Matter? – WSJ

Trump should know better than anyone that these protests in Hong Kong are about freedom.

‘We Are at the Point of No Return’: How a Series of Protests Escalated Into an All-Out Battle for the Soul of Hong Kong

There is no doubt that Hong Kong is on a collision course with the Chinese government

China will do whatever it wants in Hong Kong

Official site of The Week Magazine, offering commentary and analysis of the day’s breaking news and current events as well as arts, entertainment, people and gossip, and political cartoons.

Hong Kong’s Youth Resist a Tyrannical China

They are the faces of the Hong Kong protests that have dominated headlines for the past few months. …

Commentary: How a leaderless movement in Hong Kong went haywire – CNA

The outbreak of violence at the Hong Kong Airport has raised difficult questions about the protesters’ moral authority and the movement’s ability …

Citic Joins Chinese State Firms Boycotting Cathay Pacific – Bloomberg

Another Chinese state-run company told employees to avoid taking Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. flights, adding to the pressure on Hong Kong’s dominant carrier after its workers took part in anti-Beijing protests.

Propaganda vs. the people | WORLD News Group

China is using state-run media and other tools to shape views on the Hong Kong protests

Chinese Reporter Assaulted at Hong Kong Airport Becomes Mainland Hero – WSJ

Mainland Chinese angry at the antigovernment protests roiling Hong Kong for months have a new poster boy: a Chinese state-media reporter named Fu Guohao, who was assaulted by protesters at Hong Kong’s airport.

China Border Agents Probe Hong Kong Travelers’ Devices – Bloomberg

Hong Kong travelers to China are being asked to unlock their smartphones so Chinese agents can examine chat messages and social media, the latest move by authorities to prevent the financial hub’s months-long protests from spreading.

China denies request for US Navy warships to visit a restive Hong Kong | Fox News

China has rejected a request for two upcoming U.S. Navy warship visits to Hong Kong amid massive, weeks-long protests that are taking place in the former British colony, a U.S. defense official told Fox News.

Amazon faces online backlash in China for T-shirts with Hong Kong democracy slogans – Reuters

Chinese social media users directed their fury at online retailer Amazon.com on Thursday, after discovering T-shirts on its website sporting slogans that support anti-government protesters in Hong Kong.

China threatens to retaliate against the US as Trump prepares more tariffs | Business Insider

China vowed on Thursday to retaliate against the Trump administration’s threats to levy additional tariffs on its products next month, casting a doubt on trade negotiations a day after Wall Street suffered its worst losses of 2019.