Mike Pompeo was due to meet Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi on Wednesday. Photo: Bloomberg

Mike Pompeo rebukes China’s ‘ludicrous’ claim US is behind Hong Kong protests

  • Protests are coming solely from the people of Hong Kong, who are asking their government to listen, Pompeo says
  • Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying had claimed the US ‘owes the world an explanation’
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Mike Pompeo was due to meet Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi on Wednesday. Photo: Bloomberg
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An anti-government protester tries to extinguish tear gas during a clash with riot police in Hong Kong on Saturday. Photo: Sam Tsang

China’s propaganda machine uses foreign voices to support its stance on Hong Kong protests

  • State media rolls out interviews with experts to criticise violence and ‘foreign interference’ in internal affairs amid unrest stemming from extradition bill
  • Language used is aligned with comments made by spokesman for Beijing’s top policy office on Hong Kong affairs on Monday
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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An anti-government protester tries to extinguish tear gas during a clash with riot police in Hong Kong on Saturday. Photo: Sam Tsang
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