US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has regularly criticised Beijing’s handling of Hong Kong’s opposition camp. Photo: EPA-EFE US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has regularly criticised Beijing’s handling of Hong Kong’s opposition camp. Photo: EPA-EFE
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has regularly criticised Beijing’s handling of Hong Kong’s opposition camp. Photo: EPA-EFE

Blinken deletes tweet saying US would ‘stand with people of Hong Kong’, posts watered-down version

  • US secretary of state initially put the post up on September 16 but replaced it with a more muted version, later explaining position was unchanged despite criticism and questions
  • A spokesman for the Chinese foreign ministry’s Hong Kong office criticised ‘irresponsible comments from certain US politicians’ on Hong Kong

Topic |   US-China relations
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has regularly criticised Beijing’s handling of Hong Kong’s opposition camp. Photo: EPA-EFE US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has regularly criticised Beijing’s handling of Hong Kong’s opposition camp. Photo: EPA-EFE
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has regularly criticised Beijing’s handling of Hong Kong’s opposition camp. Photo: EPA-EFE
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