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
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Riot police on the streets of Barcelona last week. Photo: Reuters
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Defence Minister Wei Fenghe delivers his speech at the Xiangshan Forum on Monday. Photo: Reuters

US is instigating colour revolutions, China’s Defence Minister Wei Fenghe says

  • Washington uses ‘big sticks’ such as sanctions to bully countries, he says, days after US’ Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act moved closer to becoming law
  • But Wei’s speech is less hawkish than one he made at the same security forum last year
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Defence Minister Wei Fenghe delivers his speech at the Xiangshan Forum on Monday. Photo: Reuters
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