Protesters flee from clouds of tear gas on Queensway Road in Admiralty in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Photo: Nora Tam

‘It depends on what the Chinese do’: US ‘unlikely to move’ on Hong Kong barring dramatic escalation over extradition bill

  • Washington might consider sanctions if Chinese forces move into city and use violence against protesters
  • US response could also be influenced by status of trade talks with Beijing
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Protesters flee from clouds of tear gas on Queensway Road in Admiralty in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Photo: Nora Tam
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Police use tear gas to disperse protesters against the anti-extradition law in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Photo: Sam Tsang

China summons US envoy in protest over Washington’s condemnation of Hong Kong extradition bill

  • Chinese vice foreign minister says Beijing will not accept meddling by foreign forces in Hong Kong’s affairs
  • It is in the interest of the United States that Hong Kong continue to be prosperous and stable, foreign ministry says
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Police use tear gas to disperse protesters against the anti-extradition law in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Photo: Sam Tsang
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