Hong Kong protesters wave US flags as they march to the Consulate General of the United States in Central to seek support for the “Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act”, on September 8. On September 17, Joshua Wong was in Washington to testify before the US Congressional-Executive Commission on China about the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong. Photo: Sam Tsang

With US visit, Joshua Wong just gave Beijing more reason to discredit Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement

  • Beijing has whipped up nationalist feeling by painting the anti-extradition bill movement as a campaign controlled by foreigners
  • Joshua Wong’s appearance before the US Congress made for good TV, but it changes nothing on the ground
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Hong Kong protesters wave US flags as they march to the Consulate General of the United States in Central to seek support for the “Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act”, on September 8. On September 17, Joshua Wong was in Washington to testify before the US Congressional-Executive Commission on China about the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong. Photo: Sam Tsang
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