Friday, August 30, 2019

Crackdown in Hong Kong as three leading democracy activists arrested

Just how far China will go to shut down these demonstrations is not yet known. However, Reuters reports that Beijing rejected any negotiation with protesters early on when the demonstrations might have been contained. Chief executive Carrie Lam told her bosses that withdrawing the extradition bill along with four other reforms demanded by the protesters would resolve the situation, but Beijing refused to bend on any of them:


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