Police fire tear gas at pro-democracy protesters during clashes in Sham Shui Po in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters

US lawmakers vow ‘swift consequences’ if Chinese military cracks down in Hong Kong

  • State Department expresses ‘staunch support’ for freedom of expression and peaceful assembly in wake of pro-democracy demonstrations
  • Politicians from both parties speak out in the wake of Donald Trump’s apparent reluctance to take a strong stand on the turmoil
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Police fire tear gas at pro-democracy protesters during clashes in Sham Shui Po in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
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Mark Magnier

Mark Magnier

Mark Magnier is a US correspondent based in Washington. Before joining the Post, he worked for the Wall Street Journal in China and for the Los Angeles Times in India, China and Japan. He’s covered the Chinese economy, China and India’s explosive rise and conflicts in Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan.