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Trump says jump, Netanyahu asks ‘how high?’ US lawmakers denied entry to Israel after WH pressure

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Israel has barred US lawmakers Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from visiting the country over their support for BDS, which was no secret. The move comes just prior to their planned trip, after President Trump panned the initiative. Though the two representatives had discussed an upcoming political visit to Israel in recent weeks, those plans 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

Beijing to US: Don’t ‘stick your nose’ in China’s Hong Kong affairs

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China rebuked Donald Trump for his Twitter-conveyed alarm over the amassment of troops near Hong Kong. The US should mind its own business and let China’s domestic affairs be, it said. Zhang Hanhui, China’s freshly appointed ambassador in Moscow, reminded that Hong Kong is Chinese and not “American” or “English.” He thus cautioned foreign nations Read More

Hong Kong native Jackie Chan takes part in pro-Beijing campaign to protect national flag

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Chinese megastar Jackie Chan has said that he was heartbroken by the mass unrest that has rattled his native Hong Kong, and supported the state TV’s initiative to protect the national flag ‘desecrated’ by protesters. The world-famous actor and Kung Fu master Jackie Chan has thrown his weight behind Beijing over the mass protests that 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

Watch language & stop interference, China tells US after State Dept’s ‘thuggish regime’ jibe

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Beijing has told Washington to stop meddling in its domestic affairs and make a State Department spokesperson revise her language, after the top official tacitly referred to China as “a thuggish regime” amid protests in Hong Kong. US Department of State spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus should “first of all reflect on her words rather than criticize Read More

‘Only a matter of time’ before Hong Kong protesters are punished

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By Lucia Binding, news reporter It is “only a matter of time” before protesters in Hong Kong face punishment, a Chinese official has warned. Yang Guang, spokesman for the Chinese cabinet, warned protesters on Tuesday to not “play with fire” and mistake Beijing’s restraint for weakness. Hong Kong has suffered weeks of sometimes violent protests Read More

‘Only a matter of time’ before Hong Kong protesters are punished – China

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By Lucia Binding, news reporter It is “only a matter of time” before protesters in Hong Kong face punishment, a Chinese official has warned. Yang Guang, spokesman for the Chinese cabinet, warned protesters on Tuesday to not “play with fire” and mistake Beijing’s restraint for weakness. Hong Kong has suffered weeks of sometimes violent protests Read More