Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong looks on during a hearing before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington on September 17. Photo: AFP
Tom Grimmer
Opinion

Opinion

Tom Grimmer

The US is no friend of Hong Kong protesters: it will abandon them, like the Kurds, as soon as it’s convenient

  • Before Hongkongers celebrate receiving US attention, they should look at its history since becoming a world power. It’s not just the Kurds; Washington has had a nasty habit of turning on people it no longer considers useful

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Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong looks on during a hearing before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington on September 17. Photo: AFP
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Robert Delaney
Robert Delaney
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

On Balance by Robert Delaney

Mike Pence’s China speech is just a symptom of Donald Trump’s incoherent foreign policy, drowning out more rational voices

  • The vice-president gave two speeches in one: for those in the US who still don’t realise the trade war is hurting them, the other for the realists who know how global supply chains work

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