Hong Kong protest violence draws stark contrast to China’s anniversary pomp

Hong Kong protest violence draws stark contrast to China’s anniversary pomp

JUDY WOODRUFF: As we reported earlier, tensions between police and protesters in Hong Kongescalated dramatically overnight, as officers opened fire on a young activist.The violence occurred as China’s leaders in Beijing were celebrating the 70th anniversaryof the founding of the People’s Republic of China.The “NewsHour”‘s Nick Schifrin recently returned from a reporting trip that took […]

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NBA’s Chinese business interests clash with free speech in Hong Kong tweet controversy

NBA’s Chinese business interests clash with free speech in Hong Kong tweet controversy

AMNA NAWAZ: There’s a firestorm of reaction to how the NBA is handling a conflict betweenits business in China and its approach toward free speech and human rights.It started with a tweet from Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey that read — quote— “Fight for freedom.Stand with Hong Kong.”That tweet prompted swift backlash from the […]

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