Key US Lawmaker Warns China on Treatment of Hong Kong Protesters

Posted on August 12, 2019 9:49 am
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A key U.S. lawmaker is warning China against harsh reprisals on pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong, thousands of whom occupied the territory’s international airport on Monday, forcing the cancellation of all flights.

“The people of Hong Kong are bravely standing up to the Chinese Communist Party as Beijing tries to encroach on their autonomy and freedom, ” Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Twitter. “Any violent crackdown would be completely unacceptable.”

“As I have said on the Senate floor: The world is watching,” McConnell said.

The people of Hong Kong are bravely standing up to the Chinese Communist Party as Beijing

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