Thousands attend a protest called by medical professionals in Hong Kong on Friday, the latest show of opposition to an extradition bill that evolved into a wider movement for democratic reforms. Photo: AFP

China’s ambassador to US blames ‘ill-intentioned’ external forces for Hong Kong protests

  • Cui Tiankai says some in the West seek to use the unrest as ‘a bridgehead to attack the mainland’s system’
  • Cui does not name the US directly, but follows other Beijing officials who accuse Western countries of ‘fanning the fires’
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition bill

TOP PICKS

Thousands attend a protest called by medical professionals in Hong Kong on Friday, the latest show of opposition to an extradition bill that evolved into a wider movement for democratic reforms. Photo: AFP
READ FULL ARTICLE
Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney is the Post’s North America bureau chief. He spent 11 years in China as a language student and correspondent for Dow Jones Newswires and Bloomberg, and continued covering the country as a correspondent and an academic after leaving. His debut novel, The Wounded Muse, draws on actual events that played out in Beijing while he lived there.