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Boycott Chan? Jackie angers woke fans over Hong Kong comments supporting ‘peace’ & ‘patriotism’

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Kung fu film star Jackie Chan has joined Mulan actress Liu Yifei in stoking outrage over pro-Beijing comments amid heated protests in Hong Kong, his birthplace, and calling for peace. The torches and pitchforks came out online. After a video appeared online earlier this month showing protesters defacing the Chinese flag, a number of Chinese Read More

What happened when she ‘supported’ Libya? Chinese media roasts Hillary Clinton over Hong Kong

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A newspaper operated by China’s Communist Party pulled no punches on Hillary Clinton’s support for Hong Kong protesters, noting her role in past foreign policy debacles ranging from the Iraq War to US intervention in Libya. “@HillaryClinton has called for support of the rioters in Hong Kong. Let’s see what happened when she ‘supported’ Syria, Read More

US House Foreign Affairs panel threatens ‘swift consequences’ if China uses violence in Hong Kong

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Any violence used against “peaceful protesters” in Hong Kong would be a “mistake” for China and will trigger a “swift” response, a congressional foreign affairs panel has warned, insisting Beijing is responsible for the unrest. The ranking members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee – Chairman Eliot Engel (D-NY) and Michael McCaul (R-TX) – issued Read More

China’s economy worsens in July, industrial growth at 17-year low as trade war escalates

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s economy stumbled more sharply than expected in July, with industrial output growth cooling to a more than 17-year low, as the intensifying U.S. trade war took a heavier toll on businesses and consumers. FILE PHOTO: Trucks transport containers at a port in Qingdao, Shandong province, China July 11, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer Activity Read More

‘Can’t imagine why’: Trump has no idea why anyone would relate Hong Kong protests to US meddling

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For the life of him, US President Donald Trump can’t explain why critics would associate Washington with Hong Kong’s unrest, expressing bewilderment in a tweet just before sounding the alarm about a Chinese invasion of the city. In a tweet on Tuesday afternoon, the president observed: “Many are blaming me, and the United States, for Read More

‘World is watching’: US reaction points to Hong Kong as a ‘color revolution’

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If the iconography and tone of Hong Kong protests and the support from US diplomats weren’t enough, Washington’s words of concern sure seem to suggest that the months-long demonstrations amount to a ‘color revolution.’ On Monday, the Trump administration urged “all sides to refrain from violence.” While carefully paying lip service to Hong Kong being Read More

Hong Kong police fire tear gas in latest protests

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Tear gas has been fired by police at protesters in Hong Kong after anti-government marches took place in two areas where demonstrations had been banned. A standoff involving police and a crowd of 1,000 at a railway station in Tai Wai in the northern region of New Territories was underway when the tear gas was Read More

Exclusive: China warns India of ‘reverse sanctions’ if Huawei is blocked – sources

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – China has told India not to block its Huawei Technologies from doing business in the country, warning there could be consequences for Indian firms operating in China, sources with knowledge of the matter said. FILE PHOTO: People look at products at the Huawei stall at the International Consumer Electronics Expo Read More