Trump takes back seat as China bristles over Hong Kong unrest

Trump takes back seat as China bristles over Hong Kong unrestUS President Donald Trump said Thursday he would be taking a hands-off approach towards unrest in Hong Kong as China flexed its military muscle in a sign of growing frustration over weeks of pro-democracy rallies in the former British colony. The semi-autonomous southern Chinese city has endured two months of protests that began with a government bid to introduce a law that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China. Authorities have shown no sign of backing down, and China’s military on Wednesday released a propaganda video showing a drill in which armed troops quell a protest in Hong Kong.

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Thu Aug 1 , 2019
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