Riot police fire tear gas and make arrests as anti-government protesters set up roadblocks outside Chinese University of Hong Kong in Sha Tin early on Monday. Photo: Felix Wong

China accuses US and Britain of hypocrisy over violence in Hong Kong

  • Foreign ministry says London and Washington did not ‘sternly condemn’ torching of man in the city
  • Both Western countries express deep concerns over confrontations and the use of force
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Riot police fire tear gas and make arrests as anti-government protesters set up roadblocks outside Chinese University of Hong Kong in Sha Tin early on Monday. Photo: Felix Wong
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Jun Mai

Jun Mai

Jun Mai is an award-winning journalist covering China's political and social news. He writes about China's elite politics, general policies and social activism. He is currently based in Beijing.

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Owen Churchill

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Laura Zhou

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