Nearly 2 million protest in Hong Kong, as Chinese forces gather near the border

Nearly 2 million protest in Hong Kong, as Chinese forces gather near the border

WILLIAM BRANGHAM: Twitter and Facebook today announced the suspension of more than 200,000accounts.The companies believed they were linked to the Chinese government and were allegedlyspreading disinformation.That alleged social media influence campaign was designed to tarnish Hong Kong’s pro-democracyprotest movement, which showed over the weekend the power it wields in sheer numbers out onthe streets.Special correspondent […]

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With buildup of forces on border, China displays waning tolerance for Hong Kong protests

With buildup of forces on border, China displays waning tolerance for Hong Kong protests

AMNA NAWAZ: In Hong Kong today, calm largely prevailed.But the city braced for more large protests this weekend, as Beijing delivered more harshrhetoric.Chinese security forces mustered just across Hong Kong’s border, and President Trump insertedhimself into the tense standoff.Special correspondent Bruce Harrison reports now from Hong Kong.BRUCE HARRISON, PBS NEWSHOUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT: Soldiers marched amid […]

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Amid Hong Kong’s unrest, how China is ‘laying the groundwork’ for intervention

Amid Hong Kong’s unrest, how China is ‘laying the groundwork’ for intervention

AMNA NAWAZ:  So with Chinese forces amassed on the border, tough talk from Beijing, andprotesters not backing down, what now? For that, we turn to Kenneth Lieberthal.He was senior director for Asia on the National Security Council staff during the Clintonadministration.He’s now professor emeritus at the University of Michigan. And Minxin Pei is professor of […]

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News Wrap: Hong Kong braces for weekend of demonstrations

News Wrap: Hong Kong braces for weekend of demonstrations

AMNA NAWAZ: Representative Rashida Tlaib now says she won’t visit the West Bank to seeher grandmother, hours after the Israeli government granted her entry on humanitarian grounds.Israel initially barred both Tlaib and fellow Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar from entryover their support of boycotts protesting Israel’s policies and treatment of Palestinians.But Israel reversed its ban on […]

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