US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addressed both Hong Kong and Xinjiang in comments at the state department on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hammers China on Hong Kong and Xinjiang

  • Mike Pompeo congratulates Hongkongers on their pro-democracy votes while condemning ‘very significant’ human rights abuses against Uygurs
  • But he holds off saying President Trump will sign Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, as administration seeks ‘phase one’ trade deal with Beijing
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addressed both Hong Kong and Xinjiang in comments at the state department on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Pro-democracy supporters celebrate the defeat of Junius Ho Kwan-yiu, one of the most high-profile losers in Sunday’s vote. Photo: AFP

Hong Kong election result a ‘wake-up call’ for China but will it listen?

  • Beijing and its supporters in the city need to carefully review their approach, say analysts as official response remains muted
  • State media does not report pro-establishment side’s heavy losses, saying only that elections have taken place
Topic |   Hong Kong district council elections

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Pro-democracy supporters celebrate the defeat of Junius Ho Kwan-yiu, one of the most high-profile losers in Sunday’s vote. Photo: AFP
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