Cui Tiankai, China’s ambassador to the US says Beijing chose to enact the Hong Kong security law after demonstrators became increasingly aggressive. Photo: ReutersCui Tiankai, China’s ambassador to the US says Beijing chose to enact the Hong Kong security law after demonstrators became increasingly aggressive. Photo: Reuters
Cui Tiankai, China’s ambassador to the US says Beijing chose to enact the Hong Kong security law after demonstrators became increasingly aggressive. Photo: Reuters

Beijing has reason to be emboldened by response to Hong Kong national security law plan, US observers say

  • China’s leaders are probably thinking West’s reaction was ‘a lot of bark and little bite’, analyst says
  • China’s ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai says Hong Kong tried for 23 years to enact security laws but opposition sought to ‘strangle them’, prompting Beijing to act
Topic |   Hong Kong Basic Law
Cui Tiankai, China’s ambassador to the US says Beijing chose to enact the Hong Kong security law after demonstrators became increasingly aggressive. Photo: ReutersCui Tiankai, China’s ambassador to the US says Beijing chose to enact the Hong Kong security law after demonstrators became increasingly aggressive. Photo: Reuters
Cui Tiankai, China’s ambassador to the US says Beijing chose to enact the Hong Kong security law after demonstrators became increasingly aggressive. Photo: Reuters
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