US President Donald Trump said Hong Kong had experienced “riots for a long period of time”. Photo: Xinhua

US President Donald Trump calls protests ‘riots’ and an issue between Hong Kong and Beijing

  • Trump’s remarks suggest Washington will stay out of political crisis in former British colony
  • It comes after top Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi accuses US and other Western nations of ‘fanning the fires’ of unrest in the city
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US President Donald Trump said Hong Kong had experienced “riots for a long period of time”. Photo: Xinhua
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Sarah Zheng

Sarah Zheng

Sarah Zheng joined the Post as a reporter in 2016. She graduated from Tufts University with a degree in international relations and film and media studies. She reports on China's foreign policy.

Jun Mai

Jun Mai

Jun Mai is an award-winning journalist covering China's political and social news. He writes about China's elite politics, general policies and social activism. He is currently based in Beijing.