A pro-democracy advocate confronts riot police in Hong Kong on Sunday, when pan-democrat candidates scored landslide victories in district council elections. Photo: EPA-EFE

US lawmakers voice support for the message Hong Kong voters are sending to Beijing

  • But President Donald Trump and his State Department remain silent on the pro-democracy candidates’ lopsided victory on Sunday
  • ‘China take notice. The people are speaking,’ writes US Senator Josh Hawley
Topic |   US-China relations

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A pro-democracy advocate confronts riot police in Hong Kong on Sunday, when pan-democrat candidates scored landslide victories in district council elections. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Lee Jeong-ho

Lee Jeong-ho

Lee Jeong-ho reports on China's diplomacy for the Post. He also covers East Asian security and defence stories. Before joining the Post he was with the South Korean Air Force and News1 Korea. He has a bachelor's degree in media and communications and Chinese studies from Sydney University and a master's of international studies in Chinese area studies from Seoul National University.

Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney is the Post’s North America bureau chief. He spent 11 years in China as a language student and correspondent for Dow Jones Newswires and Bloomberg, and continued covering the country as a correspondent and an academic after leaving. His debut novel, The Wounded Muse, draws on actual events that played out in Beijing while he lived there.