An anti-government protester carrying a petrol bomb walks through the streets of Hong Kong during a clash with police. Photo: Sam Tsang

‘We cannot tell the world Hong Kong grooms local terrorists’ says government source, with officials wary of devastating consequences label might cause

  • Violence meets definition of ‘terrorist acts’ according to local and international laws
  • But government fears using designation would only make situation in the city worse and bring sanctions and financial penalties
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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An anti-government protester carrying a petrol bomb walks through the streets of Hong Kong during a clash with police. Photo: Sam Tsang
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