Protests in Hong Kong bear an “overwhelming” similarity to political unrest that has wracked Venezuela in recent years, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said on Friday.
By Gwynne Dyer – Over the past few years, China’s diplomatic offensives, military coercion, interference and infiltration have continued unabated, said Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen on New Year’s Day, as the Jan. 11 elections neared. China’s objective is clear: to force Taiwan to compromise our sovereignty. But every leader of her Democratic People’s Party (DPP) has always said that.
China accused UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet of inappropriate interference in the country's affairs after she called for investigations into alleged excessive use of force by police in Hong Kong.
China is seizing on violent protests in Europe and South America to bolster its condemnation of demonstrations in Hong Kong and defend its handling of the unrest.
The US House of Representatives on Tuesday (Oct 15) passed four pieces of legislation taking a hard line on China, three related to protests in Hong Kong and one commending Canada's government in a dispute over the extradition of an executive from Huawei.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday urged the NBA to stand up to China, wading into a row as Beijing pressures the basketball league after a team official expressed support for demonstrations in Hong Kong.
Chinese state media on Wednesday accused the U.S. National Basketball Association (NBA) of endorsing violence and peddling a secessionist pipe dream in an escalating row over comments by a team official in support of protests in Hong Kong.
China celebrated its growing power and confidence with a big display of military hardware and goose-stepping troops in Beijing on Tuesday, overseen by President Xi Jinping, who pledged peaceful development on Communist China’s 70th birthday.
Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed on Monday to uphold the “one country, two systems” principle in Hong Kong, after months of protests in the semi-autonomous city.
US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that U.S. and Chinese negotiators were holding “productive” trade talks and expected them to meet in September despite U.S. tariffs on over US$125 billion worth of Chinese imports taking effect Sept 1.