Police fire tear gas during a pro-democracy march on the 20th successive weekend of protests in Hong Kong. Photo: AFP

Hong Kong protest violence being fanned by foreign forces, China’s Wang Yi claims

  • Protests encouraged from abroad to destabilise the city and wipe out historic progress of ‘one country, two systems’, foreign minister says
  • Unrest is ‘violence, pure and simple’, he says after 20th successive weekend of unrest
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Police fire tear gas during a pro-democracy march on the 20th successive weekend of protests in Hong Kong. Photo: AFP
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Riot police on the streets of Barcelona last week. Photo: Reuters

China accuses West of double standard over Hong Kong protests after disorder in streets of Barcelona and London

  • Foreign ministry says politicians and media that support violence will see their stance backfire
  • Supporters of Catalan independence have copied tactics from Hong Kong protests and clashed with police after the jailing of separatist leaders
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Riot police on the streets of Barcelona last week. Photo: Reuters
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