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Why Hong Kong Protesters Wave the American Flag

China accuses US of being behind Hong Kong protests

I'm Greg Wilpert in Baltimore.

"The Consulate General praises the Chinese worldwide students' spontaneous acts and deeds out of their love of China and love of Hong Kong, and their actions to oppose splitting the country", the statement said.

"This is like the Wikipedia of protests that individuals are free to contribute in whatever way they like, and where there's no central organisation or group directing the efforts", said lawyer Antony Daipiran, the author of "City of Protest: A History of Dissent in Hong Kong". Reports that she "told the protesters to leave, and said that she wouldn't leave if they didn't leave", changed the perspective on the first idea. This time, demanding investigations into police abuse in the repression of protests.

The HKMA is now in a transitional period, with chief executive Norman Chan set to be replaced in October by his long-time deputy Eddie Yue, who will have to face risks ranging from a resurgent property market to intermittent sniping against the city's currency peg.

As the people of Hong Kong take to the streets in protest against Chinese interference in their politics, a Kiwi photographer has been on the front lines documenting the chaos. They are also not willing to come and present their own badges so we can know they are really police.

The clip concludes with various civilians praising the People's Liberation Army and Xi Jinping's government.

"I'm no longer scared to negate". He's a China Researcher at the Department of Security Studies and Criminology at Macquarie University, Sydney.

The government has since paused work on the bill, but protesters want it withdrawn completely. And yet, the protests are continuing.

ADAM NI Well really, at the heart of the current crisis is a key contradiction. Separately, a 24-year-old man was charged with possession of offensive weapons.

The protests began as a reaction to an extradition bill introduced by the authorities.

On July 29, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, while speaking at the Economic Club of Washington, urged Beijing to "do the right thing" with regards to guaranteeing Hong Kong's autonomy.

A three-minute video showcasing the Chinese army's might was posted on the Hong Kong garrison's official Weibo social media account late Wednesday. But they are unlikely to happen.

As tensions continue to rise, clashes between protesters and police have become increasingly violent.

For Hong Kong respondents, the happiness index and level of satisfaction towards law and order saw a serious drop, compared with previous results.

But that hasn't stopped number of pro-Beijing politicians in the city making it clear that it remains an active option.

The second problem with the White House claim about China is the fact it could backfire. Sending in the military is only going to antagonize Hong Kongers and inflame worldwide opinion.

Beijing had largely left the city's government to deal with the unrest.

Further controversy followed a year later with the opening of the Hong Kong-Zhuai-Macau Bridge, which was described by independent lawmaker Claudia Mo as an "umbilical cord" to China.

Hong Kong functions under a "one country, two systems" model that affords the island privileges the mainland does not have. "We advise the U.S. to withdraw its dirty hands from Hong Kong as soon as possible". When the United Kingdom and China was originally negotiating the hand back of Hong Kong, the formula that was presented was what's known as "one country, two systems". However, over the last decade or so, Beijing has really made an attempt in shifting the status quo.

But on rare occasions, the protesters raised the Star-Spangled Banner while marching through the streets of Hong Kong. The protests have been reinvigorated by further support from much of the city's expatriate community, a topic I am now researching. "Are you coming yet?"

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