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

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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