Xi Jinping Breaks Silence on Hong Kong with Vague Call to ‘Be Warriors’

Breitbart | 9/3/2019 | Staff
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Chinese dictator Xi Jinping, head of the nation’s authoritarian Communist Party, reportedly mentioned the Hong Kong protests in passing during a speech to communist officials-in-training on Tuesday. It marks the first known mention of Hong Kong since the current protest began in June.

Despite styling himself the president of the country and Beijing’s insistence that it has the final word on the goings-on in Hong Kong, Xi has been noticeably absent from Chinese state propaganda and made no indication he is aware of the protests, despite multiple world leaders addressing the issue either in conversation with him directly or publicly.

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Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement is not asking for secession, or even demanding that its chief executive, Carrie Lam, resign. Instead, the protesters have listed five demands it asked of the government: direct election of all lawmakers, freedom for political prisoners, an investigation into police brutality against protesters, withdrawal of a bill that would allow China to extradite people from Hong Kong, and an apology for calling the peaceful June 12 protest a “riot.”

Lam has rejected all the demands and deployed the Hong Kong police to attack protesters with tear gas, rubber bullets, baton beatings, and water cannons. Dozens of protesters have been severely injured, including an unnamed woman who is believed to have lost her eye after being shot with a bean bag round.

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Xi Jinping made an appearance at China’s Central Party School on Tuesday, a training center for future Communist Party cadres. According to Reuters, Xi offered several platitudes about leadership, urging a “resolute struggle” to “achieve victory.”

“At present and in the future, China’s development has entered into a period where risks and challenges continue to increase or are becoming concentrated. The major struggles to be faced will not become less,” Reuters quoted him as saying. He allegedly listed Hong Kong...
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