China Vows To 'Crush' Pro-Democracy Separatists; Hong Kong Warns Against Foreign Influence

Zero Hedge | 9/10/2019 | Staff
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Beijing warned on Monday that Hong Kong is an inseparable part of China and any form of secessionism "will be crushed," after pro-democracy demonstrators begged US President Trump to intervene in the ongoing anti-government movement now in its 14th week.

According to the China Daily newspaper, Sunday's pro-democracy rally proves that foreigners have been behind the protests, and warned that participants should "stop trying the patience of the central government," reports Reuters.

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Chinese officials have accused foreign forces of trying to hurt Beijing by creating chaos in Hong Kong over a hugely unpopular extradition bill that would have allowed suspects to be tried in Communist Party-controlled courts.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam, meanwhile, warned the United States and other countries that it was "totally unacceptable" for the United States or anyone else to intervene in the situation.

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"The Hong Kong government completely disagrees and expresses deep regret that foreign parliaments are interfering in our internal affairs through legislation," Lam said during her weekly news conference, adding "We will never allow them to be stakeholders in Hong Kong's internal affairs."

Protesters on Sunday expressed support for the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 introduced by US Rep. Christopher Smith (R-NJ) in June. The bill calls on the US government to protect the rights of Hong Kong protesters, including an assessment of whether "sensitive dual-use items subject to...
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