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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How China Is Framing the Hong Kong Protests | NYT News

How China Is Framing the Hong Kong Protests | NYT News

Foreign influence, terrorism,possible intervention.This is how China is trying to shape the storyof what’s happening in Hong Kong.For weeks, antigovernment protestshave gripped Hong Kong,with anger rising over China’s growing influence.The Chinese have responded by tryingto control the narrative.Here’s how.This is Junius Ho, a lawmaker in Hong Kongwith strong ties to Beijing.At this press conference, he […]

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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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Hong Kong protests: what’s at stake for China? | The Economist

Hong Kong protests: what’s at stake for China? | The Economist

This protester calls himself “Bruce’’We’ve hidden his face and obscured his voice to protect his identityHe’s one of the millions of Hong Kongers taking to the streetsMany people here are wearing face masksPeople are hiding their identitiesThey fear that the government will press chargesWhat started as a protest against an extradition bill……has become the most […]

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News Wrap: Hong Kong’s airport again crippled by protests

News Wrap: Hong Kong’s airport again crippled by protests

AMNA NAWAZ: Clashes rocked Hong Kong today, as anti-government demonstrations crippledthe busy international airport for a second day.Scuffles broke out when riot police armed with pepper spray and batons confronted pro-democracyprotesters inside the terminal.Jonathan Miller of Independent Television News has our report.(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)JONATHAN MILLER, INDEPENDENT TELEVISION NEWS REPORTER: Midnight Hong Kong time, and theprotestors who’d […]

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Amid paralyzing Hong Kong demonstrations, China threatens grave consequences

Amid paralyzing Hong Kong demonstrations, China threatens grave consequences

AMNA NAWAZ: Hong Kong’s airport was shut down today, occupied by thousands of protesters.The authorities in Beijing again struck an ominousnote, comparing the mass protests to terrorism, and, asthousands of Chinese security personnel mustered on Hong Kong’s border, Beijing declared thereshould be, quote, no leniency or mercy for the protesters.Jonathan Miller of Independent Television News […]

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